Clinical Education & Training

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For more information about any of the clinical education and training programs below, contact Carrie Cox, MS, RN, Community Outreach & Clinical Education Coordinator, at 410-550-4791.

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Certification Courses

Many of our staff members are certified instructors for ABLS provider certification courses and participate in the delivery of these courses throughout the United States for numerous health care professionals in hospital settings and public health facilities, as well as training for U.S. military personnel. This eight-hour certification course is designed to provide physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and emergency medical services personnel with the ability to assess and stabilize patients with serious burn injuries, and identify those patients needing transfer to a burn center. The course provides guidelines for assessing and managing a burn patient during the first 24 hours post-injury. For more information about ABLS certification courses or to register online for upcoming courses, please visit the American Burn Association website.

Emergency Department Education Program

The Johns Hopkins Burn Center is currently a specialty referral center for over 60 hospitals throughout the local region including Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This program provides emergency burn care and burn referral education to local emergency department colleagues in an effort to standardize early burn management and referral.

Military and Special Operations Training

The Johns Hopkins Burn Center proudly serves as a training center for the United States military, as well as various United States special operations personnel. We have been affiliated with the U.S. Air Force C-STARS program for over 15 years, which offers clinical training for military medical personnel in the areas of burn, trauma and critical care. We are also affiliated with Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine, Division of Special Operations and Center for Law Enforcement Medicine.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education

This course provides emergency burn care education to our local EMS providers and firefighters and includes formal lectures, video presentations and interactive case studies. It is designated by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to provide four hours of continuing education.

Nursing School Education

The Johns Hopkins Burn Center provides a 2-4 hour burn care lecture at various schools of nursing within our region. We also serve as a clinical rotation site for many nursing schools.

Burn Care Education

Many staff members participate in burn care education for health care professionals throughout the region and the United States at various professional conferences, health care facilities and annual meetings.

On-site Clinical Training Opportunities

We provide on-site training opportunities for numerous professionals throughout the region and nationally. We currently serve as a clinical training site for nursing students, EMS students, occupational and physical therapy students, psychology students, military personnel and firefighters.