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.
|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.