Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Team Leads Advanced Burn Life Support Course in Redding

Burn surgeons from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California will teach an Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course on Friday, September 11, at Shasta Regional Medical Center, 1100 Butte Street, in Redding. The 8-hour ABLS course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs.

David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, is the lead instructor for the ABLS Provider Course. Dr. Greenhalgh is a past president of the American Burn Association and internationally recognized for his work in burn care, research and prevention. He also is Chief of the Burn Division in the Department of Surgery for the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

The 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.  The course includes an opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association (ABA) transfer criteria to a burn center.  Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

The registration fee is $350 for physicians and $250 for nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, paramedics, firefighters and other non-physician participants. The fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is the leading provider of pediatric burn care in California. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is August 31.  To register or request further information, please call 916-453-2041 or send email to ncal.education@shrinenet.org.

Advanced Burn Life Support Course Invite

Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing 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.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

 

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