Minnesota Burn Surge
Burn care resources are limited and highly specialized. During a mass casualty incident with large numbers of burn patients, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recognizes additional resources may be needed to expand the ability to provide burn care stabilization.
|ABA Verified Burn Centers||Location||Contact Information|
|Hennepin County Medical Center - Burn Center||Minneapolis, MN||1-800-424-4262 or
|Regions Hospital Burn Center||Saint Paul, MN||1-800-922-2876 (BURN)|
Statewide capacity is reached by partnering with our Burn Centers, eight Regional Health Care Coalitions, 13 hospitals serving as Burn Surge Facilities and our national partners through American Burn Association Midwest Region and Department of Health and Human Services Region V Great Lakes Healthcare Partnership.
Burn surge educational materials have been developed and intended for healthcare providers and local, regional and state mass casualty burn surge incident responders.
Burn Surge Plan
- Minnesota Burn Surge Plan (PDF)
Updated July, 2019.
Educational Curriculum for Medical Providers Responding to a Mass Casualty Burn Surge Incident
- Burn Surge Video Series
Basic and advanced topics in short video modules.
- Determining Burn Depth
Distinguishing between first, second and third degree burns.
- Determining Total Body Surface Area
Using the Rule of Nines and Palmer surface.
- Triage of Patients with Cutaneous Burns Only During Mass Casualty Incidents
Survivability of patients based on percent of total body surface area burned.
- Strategies for Scarce Resource Situations (PDF)
- Adult Response Resources for Burn Surge Facilities
These resources are for burn victims 18 years and older. Materials include: Adult Order Set, Nurse Driven Fluid Resuscitation Protocol, triage and more.
- Pediatric Response Resources for Burn Surge Facilies
These resources are for burn victims 0-17 years old. Materials include: Pediatric Order Set, Nurse Driven Fluid Resuscitation Protocol, triage, airway management and more.
Burn Surge Facility Response Resources
These materials were developed by the Minnesota State Burn Centers—Hennepin County Medical Center and Regions Hospital—in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health to be used during a burn surge response. They are recommendations for patients being treated for burns at a Burn Surge Facility. It is best practice for Burn Surge Facilities to familiarize their staff with these materials prior to an incident occurring.