Advanced Burn Life Support ABLS Course
1200 Airport Heights Dr Anchorage, AK 99508
Medical professionals are invited to join us for the 2017 Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) program.
ABLS is an 8-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters. The course is designed to provide 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 designed to provide information that will enable those who only rarely treat burn patients to provide the care needed by a burn patient in the first 24 hours after injury.
Registration Fee: $250/participant (breakfast & lunch provided)
Choose from either Friday, July 14 or Saturday, July 15
1. Evaluate a patient with a serious burn
2. Define the magnitude and severity of the injury
3. Identify and establish priorities of treatment
4. Manage the airway and support ventilation
5. Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation
6. Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring
7. Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center.
8. Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.
Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post injury. ABLS programs support emergency preparedness, mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment. Each year more than 700,000 people in the United States are treated for a burn injury. The quality of care during the first hours after a burn injury has a major impact on the long-term outcome. Yet most initial burn care is provided outside of the burn center environment.
The registration fee covers the tuition, manual, study guide, test, and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7 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 8 contact hours, CERP Category A.
***Please contact Bonita Rambo at Bonita.Rambo@hcahealthcare.com or 907.264.1977 with any questions or if you are having difficulty with registration. Thank you.***
Event sponsored by Alaska Regional Hospital; UW Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Regional Burn Center; University of Washington Burn Center; Advanced Burn Life Support; and American Burn Association.