Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) is designed to provide first responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians with the ability to assess and stabilize patients with burn injuries during the first critical hours post-injury. ABLS programs support emergency preparedness needs for disaster management.
Please note: This is step one of a multi-step process. The UNC Event Registration system serves only as the initial registration and payment portal. After successful event registration and payment here, the course coordinator (Derek.Miller@unchealth.unc.edu) will email you within one business day to provide you with your ABLS course manual (pdf) and specific instructions for ABLS course registration via the American Burn Association (ABA), which is a separate process. In order to receive continuing education credit hours and a certificate of completion, you MUST complete the ABA registration process.
Learning objectives: • Evaluate a patient with a serious burn injury • Manage the airway and support ventilation • Define the magnitude and severity of the injury • Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation • Identify and establish priorities of treatment • Prioritize patient transfer to burn centers
Course content: • Initial Assessment and Management • Airway Management • Smoke Inhalation Injury • Shock and Fluid Resuscitation • Burn Wound Management • Electrical Injury • Chemical Burns • Pediatric Burn Injuries • Stabilization Transfer and Transport • Disaster Management
ABLS ACCREDITATION STATEMENT American Burn Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation. The ABA designates this continuing education activity for 7.0 continuing education credit hours. The American Burn Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Burn Association designates this educational activity for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.