Unique experience highlights SOAR-training at Nebraska medical center

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The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors had quite the unique SOAR-training experience on January 18, when we dual trained staff from two different hospitals!

SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) is a hospital-based program designed by the Phoenix Society and a national committee of experts to provide training to burn survivors and their family members who want to volunteer to help others whose lives have been impacted by a burn injury.

Lincoln, Nebraska-based St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center had nine participants from various roles on its burn team trained as they will now offer the SOAR program, and the session also featured three participants from the Oregon Burn Center (Portland, Oregon), which is re-vamping their current SOAR program.

“It was exciting to have two centers that have many similarities in patient populations and systems to be training at the same time, where they could advise and support one another,” said Pam Peterson, associate director of the Phoenix Society.

Learn more: http://www.phoenix-society.org/SOAR

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