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This is a discussion on Burn patients who became burn nurses in Burn Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... How many of you burn nurses were once burn patients yourselves? How many of you have visible burn...by kristykat Jul 20, '11How many of you burn nurses were once burn patients yourselves? How many of you have visible burn scars?
I was burned back in 1982 when I was 4 years old. I have visible scars on my face, chest, and both arms/hands. I also have a smoke inhalation injury which resulted in scar tissue formation on my vocal cords so I have a very soft child-like voice. I received excellent care from Tampa General Hospital in FL and the Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati. I will be completing my first semester of nursing school on Friday while on my way to becoming a burn nurse myself. I never had a nurse or doctor who had visible burns...so just out of curiosity, I was wondering how many were out there.
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- Nov 28, '11 by Chris787nHey, I know this is a super duper late response. But it hits home, so I replied! lol. Well I was the victim of a flash fire in my garage when I was 1 years old. Yep 1 years old. Suffered 3rd degree burns to over 60% of my body. Little piece of my face, arms, both legs and some back. And surprisingly instead of fearing fire and being queasy. It has been a strong motivator for me to go into this field. I love what the nurses did for me, and even though i wasnt necesasarily old enough to remember that respect is a big reason why I am going into the field. That or working in the ER heh. I hear they may want us guys in there.
- Jun 15, '12 by luvflowersI was burned when I was 1. I have huge visible scars on my arms. I did my practicum on a burn unit and got a job also as a burn RN. I loved it. Sadly our burn unit was small and had us float to ICU most of the time and other units, and I absolutely hated ICU. So I decided to look for something else.
- Sep 3, '12 by NiceOnceI was actually burned severally at a very young age. Throughout my youth I was actually united with many others who had bad burns. It was strange how that connected us. I would love to treat more burn victims in the future.