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Purpose-built national burns center: The Israeli experience


Ofir, H and Shelfer, H and Kornhaber, R and Cleary, M and Harats, M and Haik, J, Purpose-built national burns center: The Israeli experience, Nursing and Health Sciences, 20, (2) pp. 255-263. ISSN 1441-0745 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia

DOI: doi:10.1111/nhs.12405


The opening of the National Burns Center (NBC) in Sheba Medical Center (SMC) in 2014 was a keystone point in the development of specialized burns trauma services for Israel to ensure burn care and disaster planning at international standards. The NBC is a purpose-built, level 1 burns trauma center that receives patients from Israel, Gaza, West Bank, and abroad. Hosting six intensive care and four step-down burns beds, the center serves as a referral center for patients in other health-care facilities with indication for hospitalization. In the present study, we describe the planning, design, and organization of the NBC at the SMC with reference to some of the key areas and considerations in its conception and development. With the improved survival rates of patients with extensive burns and the demographics and characteristics among burn-injury patients in Israel, the NBC has the capacity to be the center of excellence in burns care, teaching, and research within the Middle East.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:burns, evidence-based facility design, facility design, intensive care, multidisciplinary burns care, trauma center
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:123779
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-01-29
Last Modified:2018-11-28

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