|Authors||Hickerson WL, Ryan CM, Conlon KM, Harrington DT, Foster K, Schwartz S, Iyer N, Jeschke M, Haller HL, Faucher LD, Arnoldo BD, Jeng JC|
|Journal||J Burn Care Res Volume: 36 Issue: 6 Pages: 619-25|
|Publish Date||2015 Nov-Dec|
The Committee for the Organization and Delivery of Burn Care (ODBC) was charged by President Palmieri and the American Burn Association (ABA) Board of Directors with presenting a plenary session at the 45th Meeting of the ABA in Palm Springs, CA, in 2013. The objective of the plenary session was to inform the membership about the wide range of the activities performed by the ODBC committee. The hope was that this session would encourage active involvement within the ABA as a means to improve the delivery of future burn care. Selected current activities were summarized by key leaders of each project and highlighted in the plenary session. The history of the committee, current projects in disaster management, regionalization, best practice guidelines, federal partnerships, product development, new technologies, electronic medical records, and manpower issues in the burn workforce were summarized. The ODBC committee is a keystone committee of the ABA. It is tasked by the ABA leadership with addressing and leading progress in many areas that constitute current challenges in the delivery of burn care.