The Burn Disaster Program conducts Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) and Burn Care Core Concepts training in various North Carolina, South Carolina, and other regional and national locations throughout the year. The ABLS Course is an eight-hour course is intended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. The course provides guidelines in the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post injury. The Burn Care Core Concepts Class is a 4 hour program and was developed at the UNC Jaycee Burn Center and focus on the first 4-6 hours of Burn Care. It is targeted at Pre-hospital and Hospital providers that do not frequently see these types of patients.
In ABLS, following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be given. Final testing consists of a practical assessment and a written exam.
At present Burn Care Core Concepts is a lecture based program with no practical or testing component.
If you have questions about any of the Burn Education provided by Burn Disaster Program, contact:
- Jim Gusler: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-966-3659