David Greenhalgh, Chief of Burn Surgery at UC Davis Regional Burn Center and at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California, oversees the curriculum for the burn fellowship program along with Tina Palmieri, director of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center, and Assistant Chief of Burn Surgery at Shriners, Soman Sen, assistant professor of burn surgery and Pirko Maguina, an associate professor of surgery.
The fellowship training will include:
- Acute resuscitation and management of burn patients in the burn ICU
- Surgical management of acute burns, rehabilitation, nutrition and therapy for burn patients
- Reconstructive surgery for burn survivors
- Research studies – each fellow is expected to participate in clinical research, submit abstracts and present at international meetings
Please return completed application to (include curriculum vitae):
Burn Surgery Fellowship Program
Division of Burn Surgery
c/o David G. Greenhalgh, M.D.
2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 453-2050
Medical student elective with the Burn Surgery Team [click here for more information]
The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider 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. 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 will be given. Final testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment return demonstration.
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.
- Evaluate a patient with a serious burn
- Define the magnitude and severity of the injury
- Identify and establish priorities of treatment
- Manage the airway and support ventilation
- Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation
- Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring
- Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center
- Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.
For more information about ABLS courses near you check the American Burn Association website at www.ameriburn.org.