Research projects at the Center have helped develop techniques that reduce the length of patient stays, lessen or prevent scarring and improve overall healing.
West Penn Burn Center offers graduate training opportunities for physicians, residents, and medical students who wish to increase their knowledge of burns and gain clinical experience in burn injury treatment.
We welcome doctors from around the corner and around the globe; our education and research initiatives contribute to local, national, and international advances in treatment and care delivery.
West Penn Burn Center also offers continuing education classes for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers and other healthcare professionals.
Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) courses are sponsored by West Penn Burn Center and the Pennsylvania Trauma Society for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics.
The ABLS course is an 8-hour course on the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post-injury using lectures, case studies, and simulations to teach assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association criteria for transfer to a burn center. Participants must pass a written exam and a practical assessment to earn continuing education credit.
To schedule a tour of West Penn Burn Center or for more information about education services for pre-hospital professionals, please Contact Us.