ABLS Live courses offer live, didactic lectures and hands-on simulation to reinforce learning for all registrants.  Courses are offered nationwide at various burn centers, hospitals and organizations.  Find a course near you and learn how you can bring an ABLS course to your location!

About the ABLS Live Course for Providers

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

The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Provider manual, written and practical assessments, continuing education credits (Nurses and Physicians)and a certificate of completion.

This is a 7 hour course designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and first responders.

Objectives
  • Evaluate a patient with a 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

ABLS Provider Course FAQs

ABLS Provider and Instructor course can be accessed through this link on the ABA website.

To register for an ABLS Provider and Instructor course, contact the local course coordinator listed for the course in this link.

The ABLS Provider course is a seven-hour course, and includes a series of morning lectures, afternoon small group case study and simulation sessions, written assessment and practical hands-on exam.

The ABLS Provider course includes the recently updated 2018 ABLS Provider Manual. The manual is emailed to ABLS registrants at least two weeks prior to the course.

An evaluation link is emailed to registrants, upon completion of the ABLS course. Following completion of the evaluation, the certificate will be made available to registrants electronically.

If you do not receive your ABLS certificate, contact the ABA Central Office.

The ABLS Provider certification is valid for 4 years. Once your certification has expired, update by taking the ABLS Provider Live or ABLS NOW online course.

ABLS Instructor Course FAQs

The ABLS Instructor course is a 4.5 hour course consisting of the “Teaching How to Teach” session, mini-teaching sessions, and critiques.

To register for an ABLS Provider and Instructor course, contact the local course coordinator listed for the course in this link.

The ABLS Instructor course includes the 2018 ABLS Manual, lecture, and case study slides, and course simulations. The materials and mini-teaching assignments are emailed prior to the course.

An evaluation link is emailed to registrants, upon completion of the ABLS course. Following completion of the evaluation, the certificate will be made available to registrants electronically.

  1. Complete the ABLS Instructor course and you are considered an ABLS Instructor Candidate.
  2. The registrant is then required to perform 2 observed teachings by National Faculty.
  3. To set this up, check with your local ABLS coordinator or check the ABLS website for course listings.
  4. Once this has been completed, the registrant is an ABLS Certified Instructor.
  5. An ABLS Instructor Wallet card will be available.

The ABLS Instructor certification is valid for 4 years.

Contact the ABA Central Office to learn more, abacentraloffice@ameriburn.org.