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Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course March, 2019


Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course March, 2019

Advanced Burn Life Support

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness and mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment.

The audience for the ABLS program is anyone who may come into early contact with a burn injury.  This includes fire fighters, EMTs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, emergency physicians and nurses, pediatricians and pediatric nurses, first responders, military personnel and many others.

Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course

This live, hands-on is designed to provide the “how-to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS ProviderManual, written and practical examination, continuing education credits and a certificate of completion.

This is an eight-hour course designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and first responders.


Evaluate a patient with a serious burn

Define the magnitude and severity of the injury

Identify and establish priorities of treatment

Manage the airway and support ventilation

Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation

Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring

Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center

Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.

Disaster Management 


The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7.00 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00019935.

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