Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)- COMING AUGUST 2019

It's official, The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance will be offering their first Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) class this Fall! Wednesday, August 14th at the Vinton War Memorial!

Advanced Burn Life Support is an eight-hour course designed for Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, and First Responders. The program provides knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness and mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment.

This live, hands-on approach 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.

Course Objectives:
- Evaluate a patient with serious burn
- Define the magnitude and severity of the injury
- Identify and establish priorities of treatment
- Manage the airway and support ventilation
- Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation
- Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring
- Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center
- Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient
- Disaster Management

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There will only be 30 seats available for this course, please send your name and your intent to NSPA's training and exercise coordinator, Monica McCullough (mmccullough@vamems.org