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April 4, 2011

'Iowa Insights' podcast: Burn unit provides skillful, compassionate care

Burns occur year-round, during events both remarkable and routine: a house fire or explosion, a cooking mishap, bath water that's too hot -- even summertime play on a scalding slide.

The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center, located at UI Hospitals and Clinics, treats these injuries with skill and compassion. The center treats more than 1,000 patients each year for burns, trauma and complex wounds. Given the critical nature of the injuries, one might presume the center is a place of doom and gloom. Center director Barbara Latenser dispels these notions while discussing the center's treatment techniques and educational efforts.

"Iowa Insights" is a monthly audio magazine featuring interviews with some of the world's leading thinkers, researchers and teachers. The podcast is a collaborative project of the UI Office of University Relations and the Center for Media Production. This episode was produced by Christopher Clair and Nick Tomlonovic.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Christopher Clair, University Creative Services, 319-384-0900,