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Learn to Care For a Burn Patient For The First 24 Hours After Their Burn

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 teaches how to provide emergency care for a burn patient through the first 24 hour critical time period.

Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. Students are given the opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center.

Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.


Course Objectives

  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 University Park Marriott Local: 801 / Toll Free: 800-279-­7415

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.

Register and Pay for ABLS here.

Contact Information

Annette Matherly, Outreach & Disaster Coordinator

Verified Burn Center Experts

Why does it matter that we are a verified burn center? The American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons designed a rigorous review program that ensures verified centers offer the best care for their patients. This includes the whole patient experience from the time of injury through rehabilitation.

It also means we meet the highest quality of care available because we meet these high quality standards. The standards are for personnel qualifications, facilities resources, organizational structure, and medical care services.

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