burn unit

Burn injuries present one of the most severe forms of trauma with its unique clinical, psychological and social challenges that can be handled only by highly specialized burn unit treatment and care plans. Caused mostly by accidents at home or workplace, these injuries normally come under trauma burns such as flame, scald, electrical or chemical aetiologies, including inhalation injuries.

The burn intensive care unit (BICU) at EMC was started in the year 2006 as a premier centre for burn management and care. Over the years we have achieved and maintained an excellent and proven record as best burn ICU in Ernakulam of being the best available facility in the region to handle comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plans for patients suffering from burn injuries.

The services provided by the burn unit along with the support from the entire multi-disciplinary team of the hospital can be broadly classified under the following

    • Intensivist services
    • Surgical services
    • High level nursing services
    • Specialised wound care
    • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
    • Nutritional services
    • Psychological services
    • Rehabilitation services

The burn unit with 6 beds is located in a highly sterile and less crowded area of the hospital to ensure that infection control, a vital component in burn management, is given top priority.

Treatment rooms are equipped with telemetry systems, hydrotherapy units and high environmental controls for burn patients. Special beds reduce pressure on patient’s wound and assist in faster healing.

Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists in burn ICU in Ernakulam with experience in burn management carry out the initial assessment and plan of care to reduce the risk of any life threatening condition that may be present.

Treatment plans also focus on early fluid resuscitation, specialized wound dressing on a regular basis and timely access to other surgical or therapeutic facilities, including dialysis.