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news item Nouvelles Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:13 PM - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:13 PM

L'équipe des brûlures du Nord de la Californie présente à l'assemblée annuelle 2019 de l'American Burn Association

Burn care leaders from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California played active roles in the 2019 American Burn Association (ABA) Annual Meeting that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, held April 2-5.

Members of the Northern California burn team participated in nearly 20 meetings and presentations, and captured three awards: 

  • Best Pediatric Paper was awarded to Shawn Tejiram, M.D., a burn fellow, who shared findings on transfusion practices in a paper titled Examining 1:1 Versus 4:1 Packed Red Blood Cell to Fresh Frozen Plasma Ratio Transfusion During Pediatric Burn Excision
  • Best in Category Poster, titled Pain, Agitation, Delirium, and Itch, was presented by Shawn Tejiram, M.D.
  • Clinical Research Award went to physical therapist Ingrid Parry, PT, BT-C, for her work titled Goniometric Measurement of Burn Scar Contracture: A Paradigm Shift Challenging the Standard.

Tina Palmieri, M.D., assistant chief of burns, participated in several meetings and presentations focused on the advancement of burn care. She attended the Burn Science Advisory Panel, moderated a breakfast session titled Learning from Scar: Contracture-Free Grafting, and spoke at the plenary session, Success in Advocacy. She also moderated a highly attended year-in-review session, which presented the top burn papers published in the past year. A past president of the ABA, Dr. Palmieri is the burn representative for the American Board of Surgery and in that capacity presented an update on board certification.

Other topics explored by Dr. Tejiram included Fighting A New Front On An Old Battlefield: Examining the Development of Topical Antimicrobial Care to Control Burn Wound Sepsis, and The Effect of Methamphetamine Abuse on Discharge Opioid Requirements in Burn Injured Patients.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California physical therapist Ingrid Parry chairs the ABA’s Professional Certification Committee, is program co-chair, and serves on the Verification, Rehabilitation and Archives Committees. She presented on the following topics at the 2109 meeting: 

  • Use of Technology in Therapy
  • Using Words and Actions to Manage Anxiety with Burn Patients
  • State of the Art of Burn Rehabilitation
  • Goniometric Measurement of Burn Scar Contracture: A Paradigm Shift Challenging the Standard
  • Achieving Burn Therapist Certification

The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury. The ABA has more than 2 000 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, fire fighters and hospitals with burn centers.