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Burn Care Course for Health Professionals

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. This live, hands-­on course is designed to provide the how-­to of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24 hour critical time period.

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 provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

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Annette Matherly

Outreach & Disaster Coordinator
Phone: 801-585-­2076



  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; and
  8. Organize and conduct the inter-­‐hospital transfer of a seriously injured patient.

The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care (AACN) for the 7.40 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00018611.




University of Utah Health Science Education Building (HSEB) on the Health Sciences Campus. A map will be sent with your course materials.


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Local: 801-587-­1000
Toll Free: 888-416-­4075
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Cancellation/No Show Policy:

Participants must have submitted a written request for cancellation at least 3 weeks prior to the course date. For emergency cancellations, full credit will be given toward a future ABLS course at this facility. ADA The University of Utah complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing qualified individuals with disabilities access to University programs, services and activities. A request for accommodation can be made by calling 801-587-­2980. Reasonable prior notice is required.