The Burn Disaster Program conducts Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) training in various North Carolina locations throughout the year. The 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.
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.
For more information on training opportunities, visit www.ncburndisaster.org.