Advanced Burn Life Support Course

The quality of care during the first hours after a burn injury has a major impact on long-term outcome. Yet most initial burn care is provided outside of the burn center environment. The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eighthour course designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and paramedics with the ability to assess and stabilize patients with serious burns during the first critical hours following injury and to identify those patients requiring transfer to a burn center. The course is not designed to teach comprehensive burn care, but rather to focus on the first 24 post-injury hours. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to provide primary treatment of the burn area, associated injuries, and common complications within the first 24 hours post burn. Specifically, participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to do the following: • 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

Opportunity Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:00 to 17:00
Pee Dee
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
Conference / Event