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Burn Supply Module (BSM)

The DASH Burn Supply Module (BSM) is intended to help hospitals plan for a large number of burn patients presenting to their facility following a mass casualty incident. Based on user inputs about hospital characteristics, the module estimates supplies needed for initial dressings, topical treatments, and patient care.

While you may wish to complete this module alone, it only computes estimates for topicals, dressings, and other burn-specific items. Because burn patients will need elements from both the Hospital Pharmacy and Trauma Supply Modules (e.g., fluids, analgesia, escharotomy supplies), we encourage you to complete the BSM as a complement to those modules.

The DASH BSM is not proscriptive or definitive. It is intended as a starting point for facility planners to estimate the minimum quantities of supplies that may be needed based upon the role the hospital has in the community. The module is meant to be considered in conjunction with other planning tools, resources, information, and facility and community-wide preparedness efforts. It not intended as a clinical tool and should be used for pre-incident planning and NOT during an incident.

For detailed information on the purpose of the DASH BSM, related planning considerations, and additional resources, click on the “BSM Methodology (PDF)” button. For detailed instructions, click on the “BSM Instructions (PDF)” button. Most users will find it helpful to have the BSM Instructions open in a separate browser window to follow along as they navigate through the module.


BSM Instructions (PDF) BSM Methdology (PDF)

NOTE: User inputs cannot be saved in the DASH tool. Please remember to download or share as described in the Instructions frequently to save your inputs as you work in DASH.

Additional Resources



For assistance using the DASH Tool, please contact askasprtracie@hhs.gov or 1-844-5-TRACIE.

We welcome user feedback on DASH content and functionality.