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Continuing medical education


Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) — Provider Course

[Please see flyer for more information]

A continuing education course for physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care providers

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Shriners Hospitals for Children–Northern California

Space is limited. Please register by Nov. 24.
(916) 453-2041 -

The ABLS Provider Course is an 8-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. This live, 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. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. 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.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • 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.

  2015 Strandness Symposium Vascular Care

JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa

Brochure         Overview          Program Faculty       Discount Travel    

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Starting in 2015, the biennial Strandness Symposium: Diagnostic Approaches to Vascular Disease and Vascular Care: Best Practices and Innovative Approaches will be offered together. Combining these established, popular continuing medical education programs offers an unparalleled opportunity for multi-disciplinary and interprofessional learning.

The first combined meeting will be February 15-19, 2015 at the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii.

Core program themes will be presented in parallel sessions each morning. These will include the Strandness Symposium focus on the vascular laboratory, vascular diagnostics, and integration of physicians, vascular technologists, nurses and others in the care of the patient with vascular disease. The core program of Vascular Care will continue to emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of vascular disease, with a focus on minimally-invasive techniques and advanced technologies.

Afternoon workshops and lunch symposia will engage learners in smaller groups, focusing on specialized topics, incorporation of new diagnostic and treatment tools into clinical practice, and provide opportunities for learner assessment or skills validation.

The 2015 combined meeting will engage a variety of learner groups, with special emphasis on international outreach and inter-professional engagement.

The University of California, Davis, Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis, Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 37.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UC Davis Health System, CME, 3560 Business Drive #130, Sacramento, CA 95820-2161
(916) 734-5390 - (866) CME4EDU (263-4338) toll free