ABLS Live Courses are offered every year at the ABA Annual Meeting, in conjunction with other live meetings and at various hospitals and facilities around the country. Find one near you or learn how you can bring an ABLS course to your location.

Program

This live, hands-on 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.

The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Provider Manual, written and practical examination, continuing education credits and a certificate of completion.

Audience

This is an eight-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
Accreditation

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 Nurses (AACN) for 7.00 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00019935.

How do I find a scheduled ABLS Provider Course?

ABLS Provider and Instructor courses can be accessed through the search function of the ABLS Live section of the ABA Website.

How do I register for an ABLS Provider Course?

To register for an ABLS Provider and Instructor course contact the local course coordinator listed for the course. At times a direct link to registration may be included.

How long is the ABLS Provider Course?

The ABLS Provider Course is an eight-hour course consisting of a series of morning lectures, afternoon small group case study and simulation sessions. Also included is a written exam and practical hands on exam.

What materials are included in the ABLS Provider Course?

The ABLS Provider course includes the recently updated 2017 ABLS Provider Manual. The manual is e-mailed out by the ABLS coordinator at least two weeks prior to the course.

How do I receive a certificate for the ABLS Provider Course?

Within a week of course completion an evaluation link is e-mailed out the registrant. Upon electronic submittal of the evaluation an automatic e-mail is sent containing the registrant certificate.

What if I do not receive my course certificate up submittal of the evaluation?

If you do not receive your certificate please contact the ABA Central office to obtain a copy. You can email us.

How long is the ABLS Provider certification good for?

The ABLS Provider certification is good for four years. Once your certification has expired you can either update by taking the ABLS Provider live course or the ABLS Now online course.

How long is the ABLS Instructor Course?

The ABLS Instructor course is a six-hour course consisting of a morning Teaching How to Teach session, afternoon mini teaching sessions and critique.

How do I register for an ABLS Instructor Course?

To register for an ABLS Provider and Instructor course contact the local course coordinator listed for the course. At times a direct link to registration may be included.

What materials are included in the ABLS Instructor Course?

The ABLS Instructor course includes the recently updated 2017 ABLS Provider Manual, lecture and case study slides, and provider course simulations. The materials and mini teaching assignments are e-mailed out by the ABLS coordinator at least three weeks prior to the course.

How do I receive a certificate for the ABLS Instructor Course?

Within a week of course completion an evaluation link is e-mailed out to the registrant. Upon electronic submittal of the evaluation an automatic e-mail is sent containing the registrant certificate.

What if I do not receive my course certificate up submittal of the evaluation?

If you do not receive your certificate please contact the ABA Central office to obtain a copy. You can e-mail us.

Am I considered an ABLS Certified Instructor upon completion of the course?

Once you complete the ABLS Instructor course you are considered an ABLS Instructor Candidate. You are then required to do two observed teachings by National Faculty. Once you complete your two observed teachings you are then considered an ABLS Certified Instructor and you receive an ABLS Instructor Wallet Card.

How long is the ABLS Instructor certification good for?

The ABLS Instructor certification is good for four years.

How do I update my ABLS Instructor Certificate?

To update please contact the ABA Central office to obtain the ABLS Instructor Recertification exam. Once complete you will receive an updated ABLS Instructor card. Please consult the ABLS Instructor requirements on the ABA Website.