ABLS Course


Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Location: Victoria, British Columbia (Venue TBA)

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

Each year more than 40,000 people in Canada 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.

ABLS is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, paramedics, and firefighters. The course is designed to provide 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 designed 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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Evaluate a patient with a serious burn
  2. Define the magnitude and severity of the injury
  3. Identify and establish priorities of treatment
  4. Manage the airway and support ventilation
  5. Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation
  6. Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring
  7. Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center
  8. Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.


2020 Fee TBA

The registration fee covers the tuition, manual, study guide, test, and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by AACN Certification Corporation guidelines for 8 contact hours, CERP Category A.


Register for the Advanced Burn Life Support Program when you register for the Canadian Burn Network Conference.