Telestroke machineAs the only adult American Burn Association-verified burn center in central Ohio, the Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center extends patient care across the region through our Teleburn program. Regardless of the hour, area emergency departments can establish a virtual connection with an Ohio State burn specialist to evaluate patients in real time. Based on visual assessment of any burns and conversations with the attending ED physician, the Ohio State burn and trauma team can provide recommendations for both immediate and follow-up care, from simple application of a topical ointment for small, minor burns to patient transfer to our burn center for hands-on evaluation, more intense treatment and possible surgical intervention. In addition, we’ve recently upgraded the Teleburn program by utilizing technology that uses live video and on demand patient data to further improve collaboration with partner hospitals. This technology provides quicker access, simplifies the collection of pictures and patient information and also supports easy next-day appointment scheduling.