Gulf Explosion Patient Conditions Continue to Improve

06-Dec-2012 Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General and its Regional Burn Center provided an update today on its three patients, native to the Philippines, who were injured in the Gulf explosion that occurred November 16, 2012.

Currently, two patients have improved from serious condition to fair condition and Mr. Wilberto Ilagan, age 50 remains in good condition.

The treatment for major burns extends for a critical time period following the injury, and is not unexpected to follow a longer course, with the clinical focus surrounding maintaining the airways, IV fluid hydration, nutritional support, and local wound care. Other critical services include occupational and physical therapy, pastoral care and surgical care.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center Burn Center
Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center opened in July of 1970, providing a unique service dedicated to care and treatment of burn victims in the Gulf Coast region. It was the first designated burn facility in Louisiana, 14th in the nation, and is one of only 125 specialized burn centers in the U.S. The Burn Center provides more than 3,000 treatments for adults and children each year suffering from flame, scald, electrical, chemical and other burn-related injuries and continues to achieve the highest standards for providing exceptional inpatient and outpatient care, rehabilitation and support services.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.