Paediatric burn care – evidence based care

Through the duration of the workshop we will cover the spectrum of burn care from injury prevention, pre hospital care, first aid, emergency department roles, referrals, admissions, when to go to theatre, calculations and fluid resuscitation, addressing pain and anxiety, family support. No need to bring anything along – just be open to hearing the latest research into burn care


Bronwyn is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow, managing the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research QUT based at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Bronwyn worked as an emergency nurse, predominantly in paediatrics,  for over 10 years before embarking on her PhD in 2009. Her PhD identified the incidence and characteristics of low speed vehicle run overs in Queensland children. After completing her PhD in 2014, Dr Griffin worked with the Collaborative Emergency Access Research (CLEAR) Group at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane, addressing the challenges of emergency patient flow using a combination of digital and clinical innovative solutions.

Eventually her path led back to children, commencing as the Clinical Research Manager for the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research in 2015. Her program of work now integrates the spectrum of paediatric burn and trauma care from injury prevention/public health, first aid, acute care, scar management and psychosocial and cultural influences. Bronwyn’s research has attracted over $600,000 and resulted in over 20 research publications.

In her spare time Bronwyn wrangles three school aged children, whom have had no choice but to grow up with a love the mountains, bush walks, travel, cooking, gardening, reading and daggy dancing.