Burn Center Verification Review Program
Updated as of 04/01/17
Effective January 1, 2018

The ABA Verification criteria listed below are for adult and pediatric burn
centers. The identified verification criteria represents potential deficiencies that ultimately determine verification status.

If a burn center is found to have one Level 1 Criterion Deficiency (CD), this will result in automatic loss of (re)verification, and additional documentation may be requested.

Five or more Level 2 Criterion Deficiencies (CD) is equal to one Level 1 CD.

The Resources for Optimal Care, Chapter 14 of the ACS COT Injured Patient focus on principles required for the operations of burn centers.

Category wdt_ID # Criterion Criterion Level
A. Burn Center Administration 1 1 The burn center hospital is currently accredited by The Joint Commission or equivalent. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 2 2 The burn center has an identifiable medical and administrative commitment to the care of the patient with burns. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 3 3 The burn center maintains an organizational chart of personnel within the burn center and the hospital. 2
A. Burn Center Administration 4 4 The burn center hospital maintains a specialized unit dedicated to acute burn care. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 5 5 The burn center has designated ICU capable beds. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 6 6 The burn center maintains an appropriate policy and procedure manual that is reviewed regularly with appropriate documentation by the burn center director and the nurse manager. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 7 7 Multi-disciplinary patient care conferences are held and documented at least weekly. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 8 8 Renal dialysis, radiological services, including computed tomography scanning, and clinical laboratory services are available 24 hours per day. 2
A. Burn Center Administration 9 9 The burn center has timely access to operating rooms available 24 hours a day. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 10 10 A dedicated OR team with burn experience is available for the burn operating theatre. 2

The burn center must document active participation in at least one of the Advocacy or Research activities.