This webinar is sponsored by Orlando Health.
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, in collaboration with Orlando Health, discusses some of the most commonly asked burn survivor questions:
- "Why are my burns so itchy?" presented by Susan Smith NP
- "Rehabilitation Therapies, Scar Management, Use of Compression" presented by Rachel Gonzalez DPT
- "Interactive Music Therapy services benefits for situational stress, pain/procedural distraction, life coping, relaxation" presented by Ryan Tonkin.
In this 60-minute session, burn industry professionals team up to discuss these important survivor questions, provide tips about scar management, information on interactive music therapy, and provide insight into the Orlando Health Burn Center. Survivors and healthcare professionals alike are invited to join and submit questions for this exciting panel discussion.
This is a session recording from Phoenix: Engage 2022.
Meet The Speakers
Amber Wilcox is a burn survivor, yoga instructor, and marketing professional
from Ormond Beach, Florida. After her kitchen accident in 2020, Amber
faced burns on 20% of her body from a hot caramel spill. After two skin graft
surgeries from Orlando Regional Burn Center, Amber experienced hypertrophic
scarring and underwent a series of laser burn surgeries at Tampa General
Hospital. As the Marketing Lead for Phoenix Society, Amber oversees our organizational and service marketing, manages our PR and media efforts, develops strategies to grow and continually engage with our community, and so much more. When not marketing, Amber enjoys volunteering for Phoenix Society as a Peer Supporter, teaching yoga for Kula for Karma supporting youth in Florida detention centers, or providing free yoga for peers on her website, yogaamber.com.
Dr. Susan Smith is the Burn Trauma Nurse Practitioner for the Warden Burn Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center with over 30 years of burn nursing experience. In her role, she coordinates and provides care for burn- injured adult patients in the inpatient, perioperative and outpatient settings. She collaborates closely with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate community outreach education and survivor support. Susan has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on a variety of burn-related topics and has authored /co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. She serves with the American Burn Association as National Burn Educator, Advanced Burn Life Support National Teaching Faculty and as an elected member of the National Burn Research Committee.