Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Monday, October 4
8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Speakers:
 Jeffrey E. Carter, MD, FACS; Katie Hollowed, RN, MSN

Approximately 45,000 people are hospitalized for burn injuries each year and will benefit most from the knowledge gained in the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course. The quality of care during the first hours after a burn injury has a major impact on long-term outcomes; however, most initial burn care is provided outside of the burn center environment. Understanding the dynamics of ABLS is crucial to providing the best possible outcome for the patient. The ABLS Provider Course is designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs 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 postinjury hours.