Monday, August 27, 2012

Model Systems Project Director Co Authors a 36 year review on Burn Injury

Dr. Loren Engrav, project director of the University of Washington Burn Injury Model System, has co authored a 36-year review on burn injury conducted at Harborview Medical System. Included in the article titled Harborview Burns – 1974 to 2009 is a discussion on how the prevention and care for burn injury has changed throughout the years. Also in this article the authors also address the changing demographics of burn injury, differences in fluid resuscitation measures, surgical care and mortality. The article can be found here courtesy of PLos One free of charge.

Recruiting Caregivers of Individuals with Burn Injury for a Health Information Needs Study

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals over 18 years old who are the primary caregivers of someone who sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or burn injury in the past five years. Participants will engage in an interview to better understand caregivers’ health information needs and be compensated $20. The study is funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and carried out by the American Institutes for Research and George Mason University. Click here for additional information.

If you are interested in participating, please call Deeza Mae Smith (202) 403-5127 or email Recruitment flyers are available for download, print, and posting here: Burn.