Pediatric Trauma Care

Current Topics in Pediatric Trauma Care (Trauma CME) -

Current Topics in Pediatric Trauma Care (Trauma CME)
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This course combines audio and digital components to review three topics in pediatric trauma care: concussion/mTBI, blunt abdominal trauma, and diagnostic POCUS.

  • An increasing number of patients with concussive injuries have been presenting to the ED in recent years, including many pediatric patients with sports-related mTBI. This course reviews the most recent consensus-based guidelines for concussion and mTBI, including diagnostic tools, return-to-school and return-to-sport recommendations, and the importance of providing concussion education and aftercare instructions. 
  • A negative abdominal examination and the absence of comorbid injuries do not completely rule out an intra-abdominal injury in a pediatric patient who has suffered blunt abdominal trauma. Learn how the primary and secondary surveys, laboratory testing, and diagnostic imaging are used to evaluate these patients, and review the management considerations for specific intra-abdominal organ injuries. 
  • This course also reviews the evidence for the use of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency setting and discusses common applications of POCUS for the assessment of trauma in pediatric patients. Photos and video tutorials are included to demonstrate many of the techniques that are described in the course. 
  • It includes 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 12 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 12 Trauma CME credits. CME expires on 08/14/2022

Included in this program:

  1. Three evidence-based courses delivered in online format, reviewing concussion guidelines, evaluation and management of blunt abdominal trauma in pediatric patients, and the use of diagnostic POCUS for pediatric trauma patients
  2. An episode of the EMplify podcast for an audio summary of the concussion guidelines course
  3. 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, including 12 Trauma credits


Module 1: Concussion in the Emergency Department: A Review of Current Guidelines - Trauma EXTRA 

The concussion literature is evolving rapidly, but rigorous, standardized research protocols remain limited. This course provides a summary of 2 recently published, consensus-based guidelines on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, and discusses practical aspects of ED management of patients with concussive injuries, including the initial evaluation, diagnostic criteria, assessment tools, and aftercare recommendations. 
Includes an EMplify podcast episode with an audio discussion of the course presented by Dr. Susan Kirelik.

CME Credits: 4 (includes 4 Trauma credits)

Module 2: Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department - Trauma EXTRA

Blunt abdominal trauma is the third most common cause of pediatric deaths from trauma, but it is the most common unrecognized fatal injury. This course discusses common mechanisms and injuries seen in children with blunt abdominal trauma and takes a closer look at evaluation and management techniques, including the critical steps in the initial evaluation and clinical decision tools for diagnostic imaging decisions. Treatment considerations are presented for specific intra-abdominal organ injuries.

CME Credits: 4 (includes 4 Trauma credits)

Module 3: Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Assessment Techniques for the Pediatric Trauma Patient - Trauma EXTRA;

The use of emergency ultrasound in the pediatric setting is increasing because it can facilitate diagnosis at the bedside and does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. This course focuses on common indications for diagnostic POCUS that may be useful in the setting of trauma, including FAST and E-FAST, skull fractures, forearm fractures, lung and cardiac ultrasound, and assessments for testicular torsion and intravascular volume. 

CME Credits: 4 (includes 4 Trauma credits)

Product Details:

Publication Date: November 1, 2020

CME Expiration Date: August 14, 2022

CME Information: Included as part of the 12 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 12 Trauma CME credits, subject to your state and institutional approval. Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME. Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Current Topics in Pediatric Trauma Care is eligible for 12 Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours by the American Osteopathic Association.

Customer Comments:

Concussion in the Emergency Department: A Review of Current Guidelines:

  • Carl M., MD: “Learning the latest criteria has helped me fine-tune my approach to the patient with concussion.”
  • Ilona J., MD: “[This] addressed all points regarding evaluation of patients with history of concussion.”
  • Jorge M-V., PA-C: “I feel more confident about my decision making, treatment, and follow-up care. I have a better understanding of the current guidelines to evaluate and treat concussions.”
  • Erin M., MD: “I will be more confident when giving patients discharge/aftercare instructions and feel more knowledgeable when I'm asked specific recovery questions by patients and parents.”
  • Emai H., DO: “Loved this podcast, thank you!”

Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department:

  • Linda H., MD: “Wonderful review of blunt abdominal injuries.”
  • Harold M., MD: “Nicely written and could be clearly understood. Reinforced my evaluation of pediatric abdominal trauma.”
  • Stephen P., MD: “I now understand why so many nonoperative techniques have been developed for pediatric blunt trauma.”
  • Peter M., MD: “Working in pediatric urgent care, I expect that my pattern of transfer of these patients to the local pediatric trauma center is affirmed; if anything, I may transfer sooner.”
  • Matthew D., MD: “I will utilize the clinical pathway provided to help with management and workup of peds blunt abdominal trauma patients.”

Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Assessment Techniques for the Pediatric Trauma Patient:

  • Robert A., MD: “Excellent review and extremely practical.”
  • Mia K., MD: “The videos and images were extremely helpful.”
  • Bryant P., MD : “Very well done review of ultrasound.”
  • Diane H., MD: “Clearly written and easily interpreted, especially the pertinent views in peds.”
  • Peter K. MD: “I will utilize FAST ultrasound more confidently when treating pediatric patients.”

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