ABLS National Faculty consists of ABLS Advisory Committee Members, and Certified ABLS Instructors at local burn centers that have met the requirements for National Faculty status.
National faculty members within the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Program provide quality assurance when training instructors and critiquing instructor candidates, and also provide program uniformity.
National Faculty are selected from the pool of ABLS Instructors, members serving on the American Burn Association ABLS Advisory Committee, and designated authors of the ABLS course. These are individuals with demonstrated expertise in burn care, have a strong interest in teaching, and are committed to furthering the ABLS course.
ABLS National Faculty must be active members of the burn community; must meet the requirements to be an ABLS Instructor as outlined in the Coordinator Manual section of the ABLS Instructor Manual; and must have been approved by the ABA-ABLS Advisory Committee. An ABLS National Faculty appointment remains in effect only as long as the individual remains current as an ABLS Instructor. National Faculty who have other duties and are unable to actively participate in Provider or Instructor Courses may choose the National Faculty Emeritus status.
A list of current ABLS National Faculty is maintained by the American Burn Association (ABA) central office and is accessible on the ABA website.
National Faculty members are appointed at the discretion of the ABLS Advisory Committee. A qualified instructor can be recommended by existing National Faculty or ABLS Advisory Committee members, provided the following requirements are met:
Responsibilities of the National Faculty include, but are not limited to the following: