Overview
 

Overview

 

The Chinese Burn Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine (CBAIM) was officially founded on December 28,1996; it is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to stimulating and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. Especially to worldwide spread and popularize the Burns Regenerative Therapy, which is an innovation in burn care field, proposed by Prof. Xu Rongxiang. To advance these goals, the CBAIM sets up a national medical network with many burn centers and hospitals to provide first aid service and medical supervision, sponsors a variety of educational programs, fellowships, research, teaching and publications.

 

Since its inception, the CBAIM built a formal relationship with China National Science and Technology Center for Burns, Wounds and Ulcers (CNSTC), they established a National Medical (First Aid) Network for Burns, Wounds and Ulcers. Jointed by 105 burn centers and over 4500 hospitals, the network has spread to almost all the national hospitals at prefecture and county levels. Whenever severe burns happen in China, burn patients can be timely treated with Burns Regenerative Therapy (BRT) through the service provided by medical network, dramatically improve the situation that burn patients could not receive appropriate medical attention timely. The burn cases treated with BRT by various burn centers and hospitals within the network increased from the initial 150 thousand to the current 350 thousands each year with a total cure rate of 99.42% and rate of 92% for severe patients with over 90% TBSA (total burn surface area).

 

Over 100 medical first-aid activities were performed under the conduct of the network during past years, and over 200 experts were involved in emergency treatment. Whenever or wherever burns happen, the medical first aid network will direct local burn centers/hospitals to organize a medical team who are the first one to arrive and carry out on-the-spot treatment.

 

The CBAIM is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 49 members who are elected by the general membership of the CBAIM.

 

Nowadays, the CBAIM is playing a more and more important role in burn care field, and built a friendly academic relationship with many medical organizations not only in China but also all over the world.