An important part of West Penn Burn Center’s mission is to help prevent burn injuries through education. Learn more about:
Another great way to help prevent burns is to contact the West Penn Burn Center's Burn Outreach Coordinator to bring a burn education/prevention program to your school, group, or event.
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), each year:
Serious burn injuries are excruciatingly painful. They can cause lifelong disabilities and leave physical and emotional scars. The cost of these injuries is far more than the hefty price tag for hospital treatment — the cost in suffering, stress, lost productivity and significantly reduced quality of life for both the burn victim and the victim’s family is enormous.
Perhaps the saddest thing of all is that many burn injuries are preventable. The information on this site is a start in understanding how to prevent burn injuries, and you’re encouraged to check out our education programs if you would like to know how you can schedule presentations for your school or community.
To learn more, visit the American Burn Association website at www.ameriburn.org.
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