Shriners Hospital hosts course on emergency care of burn patients

Emergency burn care will be the topic of discussion when doctors, nurses, therapists and first-responders gather at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California for an Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course on Friday, February 10. Shriners Hospital burn chief, Dr. David Greenhalgh, and his team will lead the all-day program that includes lectures, case studies, group discussions and an opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient. Topics covered include how to:

  • evaluate a patient with a serious burn;
  • identify and establish priorities of treatment;
  • manage the airway and support ventilation;
  • determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center; and
  • conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.

Dr. Greenhalgh manages all aspects of burn care at the Northern California Shriners Hospital and at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. He is on the National Faculty for the American Burn Association (ABA) and served as ABA president in 2006.

The ABLS Provider Course is approved for continuing education credit by both the ABA and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The course is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All presentations and activities take place at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, 2425 Stockton Boulevard. Registration is $250 for non-physicians and $350 for physicians. The registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. To register or request further information please call 916-453-2041 or send email to

Distinguished by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a verified pediatric burn center, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is the region’s most active, most noted pediatric burn center. The comprehensive program covers all aspects of burn care – from initial management, critical care and wound coverage to rehabilitation, inpatient care and reconstruction. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals that works in concert to maximize the cosmetic and functional outcomes of any child with burn injuries.

Information about the Feb. 10 ABLS Course and other continuing education opportunities is available online here.

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, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online here.


Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |



Leave a Reply

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
a graphic of some silhouettes of children playing