Join us for our Pre-Conference Programs on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17! Register now before slots fill up.

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Monday, March 16, 2019 | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Advanced Burn Life Support course is designed to provide burn care medical professionals with the ability to assess and stabilize burn-injured patients during the first critical hours post-injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness needs for disaster management. Live, didactic lectures and hands-on simulation experiences are offered to reinforce learning. There will be opportunities to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization and transfer of the patient to an ABA burn center. Following a final written and practical assessment, a certificate of completion is provided (good for 4 years).

Registration fee covers the tuition, ABLS manual, assessment and continuing education credits/certificate (7.0 hours).

Non-Physicians Physicians & Residents
$250 $375

Acute Burn Care Course (ABC)

Monday, March 16, 2019 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The ABC is targeted to early career providers. It is a hands-on, simulation course introducing the clinical skills required to assess and manage common complications in adult and pediatric patients with burn injuries. Skills such as wound management, skin substitute selection and placement, and escharotomy will be taught.

The goal of the course is to improve the standard of burn are by educating providers with a needs-driven curriculum that addresses common deficiencies in burn care as identified in a national multidisciplinary needs assessment. The course is not intended to serve as a substitute for burn fellowship training or situations that require clinical reasoning beyond the one-day course content. It is the expectation that participants in the course will have taken ABLS.

Non-Physicians Physicians & Residents
$250 $375

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Instructor/Coordinator

Tuesday, March 17, 2019 | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of an ABLS course. A copy of the ABLS course certificate or wallet card should be presented at check-in for the ABLS Instructor course.

The Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor course is designed for clinicians interested in sharing their knowledge to train other burn care professionals. There will be a lecture about “Teaching How to Teach,” and the Instructor Candidate will present a 5 minute mini-lecture on an assigned topic and lead a group discussion of case studies as well as a patient assessment stabilization scenario.

In order to become an ABLS Instructor, you must complete the ABLS Instructor course, participate in two instructor trainee observations and be an ABA member. Instructor certificate is good for 4 years.

Registration fee covers tuition and continuing education credits/certificate (4.5 hours).

Interested in the ABLS Coordinator role? Stay for an additional 1.5 hours to learn how to run an ABLS course.

Non-Physicians Physicians & Residents
$250 $375

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Burn Care Provider

Tuesday, March 17, 2019 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a useful diagnostic technique in the care of critically-ill patients. This all-day session is an entry-level course on bedside heart and lung ultrasonography and is designed for physicians, advanced practice critical care nurses, and physician-assistants. A pre-course, on-line teaching module will introduce participants to basic POCUS principles and how to obtain and visualize standard cardiac and lung images. The session will be run by several experienced anesthesiologist instructors and will be restricted to the first 20 registrants to ensure small group teaching. Short didactic sessions will be followed by much longer hands-on image acquisition using live human models. In the morning, we will focus on cardiac image acquisition and assessment of global heart function, intra-vascular volume status, valvular activity, and identification of pericardial effusions. Following lunch (included), we will delve into lung ultrasound, with a focus on assessment of atelectasis, pleural effusions and ARDS. A post-course assessment of new POCUS skills be offered at the end of the day.

Non-Physicians Physicians & Residents
$675 $800