Shriners Hospital Hosts Course on Therapeutic Management of the Pediatric Burn Patient


Young girl doing physical therapy

Therapeutic techniques that promote positive patient outcomes will be the topic of discussion when physical and occupational therapists gather at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California from 8 a.m. – 12 noon, Saturday, March 3. Therapeutic Management of the Pediatric Burn Patient is the title of a continuing education course presented by Shriners Hospital therapists specializing in care of the burn-injured child. Presenters include Ingrid Parry, PT, Debbie Minter, PT, Clarissa Carbullido, PT, and Tiffany Romias, OT. Presentations will promote an understanding of scars from a wound-healing perspective. Topics covered include:

  • the impact of wound healing and scar formation on long-term functional outcome
  • the core therapeutic interventions at all stages of burn recovery and their effects on outcome
  • how to advance and monitory a therapy plan as patients transition from inpatient to outpatient care
  • how to recognize complications and understand the beset options for management and follow up

The course is approved for 3.75 continuing education units by the Physical Therapy Board of California. The $60 registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast and refreshments. For registration and further information call 916-453-2041 or email

Distinguished by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a verified pediatric burn center, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is the region’s most active, most noted pediatric burn center. The comprehensive program covers all aspects of burn care – from initial management, critical care and wound coverage to rehabilitation, inpatient care and reconstruction. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals that works in concert to maximize the cosmetic and functional outcomes of any child with burn injuries.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit here.