A Self-Directed, Web-Based Learning Program produced by the American Burn Association
Each year more than 700,000 people in the United States are treated for a burn injury. The quality of care during the first hours after a burn injury has a major impact on the long-term outcome. Yet most initial burn care is provided outside of the burn center environment. The Advanced Burn Life Support ABLS Now© is designed to provide fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, licensed practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists, physicians assistants, and physicians with the ability to assess and stabilize patients with serious burns during the first critical hours following injury and to identify those patients requiring transfer to a burn center. The course is not designed to teach comprehensive burn care, but rather to provide information that will enable those who only rarely treat burn patients to provide the care needed by a burn patient in the first 24 hours after injury.
Burn care is multidisciplinary. ABLS Now© is designed in a multidisciplinary format and is based on the guidelines for initial burn care developed by the American Burn Association. The ABLS Provider Course presents a series of didactic presentations on:
Lectures and case study modules emphasize the American Burn Association criteria for transfer of patients to burn centers.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to do the following:Evaluate a patient with a serious burn
Final testing consists of an online exam.
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The ABLS Now© online learning program provides lecture presentations, as well as case studies. Self-study questions with links to the supporting material in the Provider Manual support the learning process. The learner will complete and submit a course examination at the conclusion of the course. Contact hours and CME credits are available for the course. ABLS Now© certification is achieved by passing the online final exam with a grade of 80% or better. For those who desire full ABLS certification, the hands-on part of the course may be taken at a Burn Center or at an ABA regional or annual meeting.
This continuing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Burn Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to six (6) credits in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Pre-requisites for printing the certificate:
If you satisfy the pre-requisites, then follow the steps below to print your certificate:
If you have used both opportunities, you will need to re-register and take the course over. If you are part of a group, your CE group manager may be able to assign you a new course.
The following actions may help:
Fill out and submit the Support Request Form under the Support Tab. A Help Desk representative will respond within one business day (M-F, 8am-6pm, E.S.T.) or contact the SiTEL Help Desk on 1.877.SITELMS (1.877.748.3567).
Individuals interested in ABLS Now© may access online registration. Once you are registered for the course you will receive login information to access the course modules and exam.
There is special pricing and codes for group registrations. Please contact the ABA Central Office at 312-642-9206 or email us.