PA AAP Let's Talk Series: Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How Pediatric Anatomy Affects Injuries 2.24.22
Pediatricians, Family Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Practice Staff
- Learn about the physical development of the pediatric head, brain, spine, and lower extremities.
- Explore how these body regions are different from adults in terms of geometry, strength, and crash injury outcomes.
- Discuss how different types of child restraint systems protect children at each developmental stage.
- Review science-backed guidelines for safety advocates and medical professionals to incorporate into their education with caregivers
Children's bodies grow and change at a rapid rate, which makes it difficult to find patterns in their biomechanical responses in crashes. This presentation will cover several key aspects of children's physical development and their implications on crash injury outcomes. We will discuss how safety advocates and medical professionals can incorporate science-backed recommendations into their interactions with caregivers.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
Presenter: Julie Mansfield, CPST, Research Assistant Professor at the Injury Biomechanics, Research Center, Ohio State University
Moderator: Mary Jo Clark, MD, FAAP—Children's Community Pediatrics - Mountain View, Pediatric Advisor to the PA AAP Traffic Injury Prevention Project
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.25 Attendance