Trauma Burn Center

Latest Highlights

October 10, 2023
Recipient of the 2023 Injury and Violence Prevention Program Achievement Award for Addressing Youth Fire Misuse

Safe States Alliance recently presented Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP with the 2023 Injury and Violence Prevention Program Achievement Award for the “innovative approach to comprehensively addressing youth firesetting and injuries.”  Learn more about youth fire misuse, the importance of recognizing when it occurs and how to help positively re-direct youth at:

Teach children that lighters are tools for adults, not toys.
May 1, 2023
Preventing Youth Fire Misuse

The 2023 Arson Awareness Week theme is Youth Firesetting Prevention, hosted by the United States Fire Administration.  Children are often curious about fire.  While curiosity is normal, there are things you can inform parents and caregivers about to prevent children from experimenting with fire.  Learn more by viewing the recorded webinar taught by Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP from the University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine Trauma Burn Center.  Additional tips and information are also available at USFA and the Trauma Burn Center

January 11, 2023
Creating special moments for patients during the holidays

U-M Health’s Trauma Burn Center is considered one of the best in the country. Each year, the center treats more than 1,400 patients with severe injuries. On top of clinical success, community partners bolster these efforts by improving the experience for patients both during and after they have been in the team’s care. Click through for a look back at special holiday events benefiting those served by the Trauma Burn Center!

October 12, 2022
Fire Prevention Week Celebrates 100 Years!

How fast does fire move? Very fast. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out

October 21, 2021
Halloween Safety

Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention - October 31, 2021

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving.  Yet, when it comes to impaired driving, Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest.

August 24, 2021
Prevent your child from playing with fire

And what to do if they’re already misusing candles, matches, lighters and more.

Raise Your Hand for #stopthebleed
May 20, 2021
It's National Stop the Bleed Day! Raise Your Hand for #stopthebleed

You can learn to Stop the Bleed and save a life!  

    • Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people between 1 – 45 years of age.  Approximately 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss. 
    • That makes uncontrolled bleeding a major cause of preventable deaths.  
    • Death from traumatic blood loss can occur in less than 5 minutes.  But the average EMS response time is 7 – 10 minutes in the U.S.  So emergency bystander and first responder treatment is an essential life-saving skill.
    • In short, the more people and organizations find out about STOP THE BLEED® and become trained and equipped, the more lives that will be saved.
    • Get trained and Raise Your Hand #stopthebleed

Upcoming Events

January 15, 2024 to March 6, 2024
Add to Calendar
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Online Zoom Tai Chi Classes/Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise combining slow movement, deep breathing and focuses intention. 

Registration link will be available soon!

Bowling for Burns
January 27, 2024 to January 28, 2024
Add to Calendar
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bowl for Burns Tournament

This tournament makes a significant difference in our ability to treat injuries, support those recovering from a burn injury, and educate on best practices to prevent these devastating injuries from happening.

February 16, 2024 to February 19, 2024
Add to Calendar
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Winter Burn Camp

Great Lakes Burn Camp winter camp is a fun-filled four days in February. GLBC Winter Camp is held in Northern Michigan at the UAW Black Lake Conference Centers near Cheboygan, Michigan.

Woman places arm around burn survivor
March 16, 2024
Add to Calendar
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Save the Date Burn Survivor Workshop Returns!

  • continue to heal • learn valuable skills • support others •

Co-hosted with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and Detroit Medical Center's Burn Centers.