Find burn injury resources in the Rural Disability Resource Library

February 3, 2020



Looking for burn injury resources?

Check out the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center posts on the Rural Disability Resource Library, RTC:Rural’s information website. There you can find links to some fantastic resources to support individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury.

Click here: Burn Injury Resources

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) works to make sure the latest and best research findings are being used in healthcare decision-making. In order to help improve the health and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injuries, MSKTC creates resources and products that share relevant research findings with the people who need this information.

The resources and information created and shared by MSKTC are important resources that help support people with disabilities so they can engage in their rural communities. In promoting this shared goal, RTC:Rural helps to share these resources with people in rural communities who can benefit from this information.


Free research-based user-friendly resources for burn survivors and their families

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC; offers free research-based user-friendly information resources to support individuals living with burn injury as well as spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). We’d like to encourage you to visit the MSKTC website by following the links below to download or print out burn resources. MSKTC is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.


Burn Injury Factsheets

The MSTKC Burn Injury factsheets cover a wide range of topics such as:

All factsheets are also available in Spanish. There is also an option to download all of the factsheets in one PDF (the Burn Factsheet Booklet).

Find all the factsheets here: Burn Injury Factsheets


Burn Injury Facts and Figures based on National Burn Model System Database

Profile of Adults

Profile of Children

Quick Review of Research

A plan language summary of research studies on burn injury.

Quick Review of Research



Exercise After Burn Injury: these videos highlight three burn survivors who share the profound experience of beginning an exercise routine after burn injury. It also includes the perspectives of health care professionals at the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center, who explain the importance of and strategies for exercising after burn injury.

Employment After Burn Injury: These videos share information about returning to work after sustaining a burn injury. Burn Model Systems Researchers share how they helped Ben Swanson, a person with burn injury, transition back into work.



Slideshows on topics including:

  • Employment
  • Exercise
  • Itchy Skin
  • Social Interaction
  • Understanding and Improving Body Image

Find all the videos here: Living with Burn Injury- Slideshows


Hot Topic Modules

MSKTC Burn Hot Topic Modules consist of a suite of resources such as videos, a factsheet, and a slideshow to support people with burn injury. 

Find them here: Burn Hot Topic Modules


Research Resources

In addition to burn resources, the MSTKC has also produced free research-based resources on spinal cord injury ( and traumatic brain injury (  The MSKTC resources may be reproduced and distributed freely with appropriate attribution. Prior permission must be obtained for inclusion in fee-based materials.


For questions about MSKTC resources, please contact