Burn Center patient transfers

Transferring a patient to the Regions Hospital Burn Center

At the Regions Hospital Burn Center, we treat burn patients of all ages. Our burn surgeons are available 24/7 to arrange patient transfers, offer telemedicine consultations and answer your questions about burn center referrals. Call us anytime.

Information we need for burn center patient transfers

When you call, we’ll ask a series of questions about the patient and provider to ensure that the patient is promptly and successfully transferred to the Regions Hospital Burn Center.

Please have the following information ready (Note: We may ask additional triage questions, depending on the patient’s diagnosis.):

  • Caller name
  • Callback phone numbers, including direct number to referring provider, if different than the caller
  • Provider first and last name
  • Patient demographics, including first name, last name, date of birth and medical record number
  • The treatments you provided before referring the patient to our Burn Center

Patients who should be referred to the burn center

We’re experts in treating burns in adults and children of all ages. If you don’t have the expertise or the equipment to treat burn patients, call us. We’ll consult with you over the phone to determine if your patient needs specialized burn care and help you with the burn center referral.

Patients with the following conditions should be referred to the burn center:

  • Patients with burn injuries to the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum or major joints
  • Partial thickness (second-degree) burns that cover at least 10% of the total body surface area (TBSA)
  • Any third-degree burns
  • Electrical burns, including those caused by lightning
  • Chemical burns
  • Smoke inhalation and inhalation injuries
  • Burn injury patients with preexisting medical conditions that could complicate recovery, injury management or affect mortality
  • Children with burn injuries who are being treated in hospitals without the necessary equipment or personnel to treat pediatric burns
  • Burn injuries in patients who will need specialized social, emotional or rehabilitative intervention
  • Burn patients with accompanying traumatic injuries (such as fractures) in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality. If the trauma poses a greater risk to the patient, they must be stabilized in a trauma center before transferring to the burn unit.

Burn care telemedicine services

We’re the only burn center in Minnesota to offer acute and outpatient telemedicine burn care. Our burn surgeons are available for consultations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We’re able to provide expert burn care via telemedicine. Patients and providers can use this service to connect with burn surgeons, burn treatment specialists, psychotherapists and even occupational therapists.

If your patient needs support after a burn, they can participate in burn after care programs via telemedicine. This includes burn survivor support group meetings, school re-entry programs for kids dealing with burns and other comprehensive programs.

Call us anytime at 800-922-2876.

Air travel time to Regions Hospital

We treat patients from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Patients traveling by fixed-wing aircraft will land at Holman Field in St. Paul, which is five minutes from Regions Hospital. Patients traveling by helicopter will land at Regions Hospital.