The treatment team

Burn injury treatment is complex. Patients almost always have to deal with a large number of medical and psychological issues. Each patient is therefore always treated by a multidisciplinary team.

Composition of the treatment team

The treatment team comprises:

  • doctors: anesthetists, (plastic) surgeons, internists and the burn center's medical coordinator
  • nurses: burns-nurses specialized in several fields
  • support team: psychologists, psychiatrist, social workers, after-care nurses
  • rehabilitation team: physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation doctor
  • auxiliary team: bacteriologists, hospital hygienist, dietician and nutritionist.

The department secretaries and housekeeping staff are also part of the team.

Involvement of the treatment team

Who the burns patient sees during hospitalization in the burn center depends on the seriousness of the situation. Not all members of the treatment team will be equally closely involved during the patient's treatment.

Attending Physician

When the patient is admitted to the department, the attending physician is responsible for the diagnosis, total treatment and progress of the care.

Scientific research

The RKZ does not only treat burns patients. Many researchers also work in the hospital who are devoted to the further development of treatment methods through scientific research.