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Shriners Hospitals for Children offers advanced burn life support (ABLS) provider course

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)  On Friday, August 1, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is offering an Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course for medical professionals. ABLS programs support emergency preparedness for mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment.

The ABLS Provider Course is an 8-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. This live, hands-on course 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. Participants will have 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. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is a leading provider of pediatric burn care in California and the entire Western United States. The hospital provides care for children with burn injuries of all sizes, from massive life-threatening burns to small fingertip burns. Physicians and scientists work together to improve care through scientific and clinical research. The hospital is a leader in prevention research and education and is devoted to provided continuing education opportunities for health care professionals.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip and scars from any cause. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. For further information call 916-453-2000 or go online to shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.