At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati family information.

Skip to navigation

What we're up to

news News Monday, June 1, 2020 Monday, June 1, 2020 12:38 PM - Monday, June 1, 2020 12:38 PM

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital nurse now trains health professionals on best practices for burn assessment

Earlier this year, Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC, professional relations director for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, was in Tampa for the EMS Today Conference, an annual gathering of emergency medical providers from across the country. One of the professionals in attendance, Michael Fraley, BS, BA, NRP, was so impressed with Debbie’s presentation on burn victim triage that he shared what he learned on the organization's website, EMS1.com. Read the full article.

Harrell has held numerous positions throughout her many years at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, including that of inpatient nurse, treating children with devastating severe burns. She now takes her expertise on the road, providing medical professionals with the skills and knowledge to ensure that burn victims have the optimal chance to survive and thrive. Her travels take her to hospitals and pediatric practices as well as school nurse associations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she and her team are offering lunchtime virtual training sessions (they'll even buy lunch!). If you know a medical professional group that would benefit from one of these free one-hour sessions, you can reach her via email. Continuing education units may be available. 

To learn more about pediatric burn management, as well as the plastic and reconstructive surgery options available at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, download the Our Services app, with everything you need to know about accessing the highest quality specialty care for your child.