Burn Center Verification Review Program
Updated as of July 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019

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 Type 1 Criterion Deficiency (CD), this will result in automatic loss of (re)verification, and additional documentation may be requested.

Five or more Type 2 Criterion Deficiencies (CD) is equal to one Type 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 Type
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 hospital maintains a specialized unit dedicated to acute burn care. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 4 4 The burn center has designated ICU capable beds. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 5 5 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 6 Multi-disciplinary patient care conferences are held and documented at least weekly. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 8 7 Renal dialysis, radiological services, including computed tomography scanning, and clinical laboratory series are available 24 hours per day. 2
A. Burn Center Administration 9 8 The burn center has timely access to operating rooms. 1
A. Burn Center Administration 10 9 A dedicated OR team with burn experience is available for the burn operating theatre. 2
A. Burn Center Administration 11 10 The burn center hospital's policies and procedures regarding the use of allograft tissues are in compliance with all federal, state, and The Joint Commission (or equivalent) requirements, and, when feasible and appropriate, with standards of the American Association of Tissue Banks (or equivalent). 1

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