The Advanced Burn Life Support® (ABLS) program is the ABA’s premier educational resource for the emergency care of burn injuries.

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs, ABLS Live and ABLS Now, provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post-injury. ABLS programs also support emergency and mass casualty preparedness focusing on triage, burn survivability, patient transportation, and patient treatment.


A live course, didactic lectures, and hands-on simulation.


An online, self-paced learning program.

ABLS is relevant to a wide range of professionals who treat individuals with burn injuries including first responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

Upon successful completion, all providers will receive a certificate of completion (renewable after 4 years). Physicians and nurses are also eligible for continuing education credit.