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SLAM and ABLS course

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phiposurde has 9 years experience and specializes in critical care,flight nursing.

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Anyone ever took the Street Level Airway Management or the Advance Burn Life support course?? Are they worth it?

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RazorbackRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics (Burn ICU, CVICU).

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Out of all the classes I've taken, I think ABLS has been the best course yet. Of course, I'm a burn nurse, so I use it everyday.

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I took the SLAM course in Dallas TX back in 2005. It was pretty expensive, but the cadaver lab was worth the experience. Hands on time was pretty limited.

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phiposurde has 9 years experience and specializes in critical care,flight nursing.

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I took the SLAM course in Dallas TX back in 2005. It was pretty expensive, but the cadaver lab was worth the experience. Hands on time was pretty limited.

*** That was one of my concern when I read the brochure. They don't seem to spend alot of time on each station.

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The lectures were well done and delivered by experts in the field. Ramsey himself did a lecture on sedation. Time at the skill stations was a little more limited than I would have figured. In addition, I only had one rototion through the cadavers and tissue lab. In spite of these drawbacks, it was a professional course and interacting with physicians and experts in the field was refreshing. In addition, it is hard to find a good cadaver lab in the USA, so I take what I can get.

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granite109 has 7 years experience and specializes in ED, trauma, flight.

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I took ABLS and was not impressed. Granted, it was new at the institution, 2nd time I think. However, the place I work at already offered their own in house course and it was very in depth, so the info was redundant.

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