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ADVANCED BURN LIFE SUPPORT

ABLS Live Course Descriptions

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. 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 Handbook© - a CD containing course materials and slides - the go-to reference guide for comprensive information on immediate burn care through the first 24 hours post injury, the test, and continuing education credits. 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 7.40 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00018611.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Instructor Course is a six-hour course designed for those physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have experience in daily patient management of burn injuries. The American Burn Association maintains the records of all persons who take the ABLS Instructor Course and provides a certificate of completion as an ABLS Certified Instructor.

A Course Coordinator and a Course Medical Director work with the American Burn Association in organization of the course. Instructor Courses include participation by National Faculty and an ABLS Educator. Instructors must be observed by National Faculty in the first two ABLS Provider Courses they teach and be approved by a fully-certified ABLS Instructor.

The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 4.5 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by AACN Certification Corporation guidelines for 4.5 contact hours, CERP Category A.

Only upon the determination of the course faculty that the participant successfully completed the simulations, the skill testing stations, and the micro-teaching session is the participant given a certificate of completion for the ABLS Instructor Course.