Burns are injuries where tissue is damaged by either contact with heat, exposure to chemicals, or electrical exchanges. According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention each year. Of those injuries, 50,000 require hospitalization. Even more troubling, the Center for Disease Control estimates that 10,000 people die each year from injuries related to burn infections. These statistics show that burn injuries are not only common, but also potentially severe.