Advanced Burn Life Support Workshop

Advanced Burn Life Support

Audience:

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

Overview:

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.

Schedule:

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.