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Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

The advanced burn life support course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics.

The course provides guidelines in the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post injury. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. You will be given the opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center. Final testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

ABLS courses are approved for:

  • 7.25 credits for MDs through AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 7 contact hours for RNs through AACN
  • 6.5-7.5 CE credit hours for EMT, EMT-P, PHRN through the PA DOH EMS

Next Classes:

Friday, October 11, 2013; 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meadville Area Ambulance Service

872 Water Street

Meadville, PA 16335


Wednesday, October 23, 2013; 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Penn Hospital

4800 Friendship Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Tuesday, November 5, 2013; 7:45 a.m to 4 p.m.

Meadville Assembly Hall

1034 Grove Street

Meadville, PA 16335



To register, email cperlick@wpahs.org, or call 412.578.5295. Please include the following information to receive the ABLS manual:




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This course is provided through a grant from the American Trauma Society and The West Penn Hospital Burn Center Fund.  Pease contact us promptly if you need to cancel.  We are charged if you register and do not attend.

For additional information, call the  West Penn Burn Center, 412.578.5295.

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