Advanced Burn Life Support Workshop

Advanced Burn Life Support


Medical professionals and trauma providers whose practice includes a potential need to perform initial triage, assessment, and management of patients with burn injuries.


The Advanced Burn Life Support course is designed to provide medical professionals with the ability to assess and stabilize burn-injured patients during the first critical hours post-injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness needs for disaster management. Live, didactic lectures and hands-on simulation experiences are offered to reinforce learning. There will be opportunities to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and transfer of the patient to an ABA burn center. Following a final written and practical assessment, a certificate of completion is provided (good for 4 years).

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the magnitude and severity of the burn injury to identify and establish priorities of treatment.
  2. Assess and stabilize patients with burn injuries during the first critical hours post-injury.
  3. Manage the airway and support ventilation, initiate, and monitor fluid resuscitation.


7:45-8:00 Registration/Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Initial Assessment & Management
8:30-9:00 Airway Management & Smoke
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-9:45 Shock & Fluid Resuscitation
9:45-10:15 Wound Management
10:15-10:45 Electrical Injuries
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Chemical Burns
11:30-12:00 Pediatric Burns
12:00-12:30 Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)
12:30-12:45 Transfer & Transport
12:45-1:15 Disaster Management
1:15-2:15 Case Studies
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Patient Assessments
3:30-5:00 Patient Assessment & Written Testing

Enrollment includes ABLS manual, assessment, and continuing education certificate (7.0 hours).

Registrants will be expected to read the ABLS Provider Manual prior to the course.