Frequently Asked Questions

    • I want to contact the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center?
      • The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center offers comprehensive care for persons with a burn injury at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
        • Outpatient Care – UW Medicine Regional Outpatient Burn/Plastic Surgery Clinic (206-744-5735)
        • Inpatient Care is provided on two separate nursing units – the Burn Intensive Care Unit on 9EH and the Burn Acute Care Unit on 8EH at Harborview Medical Center.
    • Who do I contact about outreach education for my hospital about burn care?
      • ​Contact Maria Paulsen RN at 206-744-5435 or email mruoff@uw.edu.
    • Who do I speak to about the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Course?
      • Contact Maria Paulsen RN for questions or information concerning the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Course at 206-744-5435 or email mruoff@uw.edu.
    • What burn injury research studies are going on at the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center? 
      • The UW Department of Surgery/UW Medicine Regional Burn Center has a long history of research into treatments that alleviate many of the medical problems associated with a burn injury.  Current research investigations concern:
        • Use of immersive virtual reality for pain control during wound care and physical therapy
        • The influence of genetics on scarring after a burn injury and on long-term patient-reported outcomes
        • Evaluation of glutamine in recovery from a major burn injury
        • Evaluation of a home rehabilitation therapy program in adult burn survivors (see research tab on this site)
    • Where can I find general information about burn injuries for new patients or other interested persons?
    • I am a physician or other health care provider with a question about transferring a burn-injured patient to Harborview – whom can I contact?
      • Call the Harborview transfer center at 1-888-731-4791.  You will be able to speak with a burn surgeon about your concerns and the need for transfer to Harborview Medical Center.