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Injury Prevention for Children and Teens

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Step Status
Release Date: Fri, 1/1/21
Termination Date: Wed, 3/31/21
Credits: 25.5
Description: Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a broad foundation for pediatric injury prevention and will increase your understanding of this major public health issue through powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts. Injuries, such as motor vehicle crash, youth violence, and suicide, are the leading cause of child and adolescent death; however, almost ALL of these injuries CAN BE PREVENTED through widespread application of evidence-based practices and policies. Comprised of 8 modules, this Massive Open Online Curriculum (MOOC) delves into key information on topics including:
  • Key concepts for successful injury prevention in children and teens, including Advocacy at both the local and national level
  • Intentional injury prevention including Bullying, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Firearm Injury and Suicide Prevention
  • Transportation Safety including child safety and teen driving
  • The Opioid Epidemic and Adolescent Substance Use
Educational Objectives: Upon completion of the course:
  • Students will be able to define injury, appreciate the magnitude and burden of pediatric injury, and reflect on the public heath model of injury prevention.
  • Students will be able to describe the rationale for common theories used in pediatric injury prevention and define different levels of prevention.
  • Students will be able to summarize common types of measurement in injury surveillance and self-reporting.
  • Students will see the impact of the social determinants of health and summarize the impact they have on health disparities.
  • Students will define risk, explain promotive factors and their impact on injury prevention, and understand resiliency and it role in preventing pediatric injuries.
  • Students will be able to describe effective prevention and intervention strategies related to different topics within pediatric injury prevention.
Target Audience: This self-study activity is appropriate for physicians, nurses, public health experts, social workers, teachers, child care providers and parents.
Accreditation and Credit Designation: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: April 2018
Termination Date: March 2021

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years.
Additional Info: Planning Committee:
Rebecca Cunningham, MD
Andrew Hashikawa, MD, MS
Queyn Ngo, PHD, LP L
Vijay Singh, MD, MPH, MS
Sarah Stoddard

Elizabeth Armstrong, Erin Bonar, Steven Broglio, Chad Brummett, Lisa Buckley, Patrick Carter, Rebecca Cunningham, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Cheryl King, Karla Klas, Yasamin Kusunoki, Shawna Lee, Michelle Macy, Jenifer Martin, Elizabeth Mott, Richard Neitzel, Quyen Ngo, Anuj Pradhan, Matthew Reed, Jean Shope, Vijay Singh, Marie Snodgrass, Sarah Stoddard, Maureen Walton, Stewart Wang, Marc Zimmerman

Financial Disclosure Information:
Dr. Broglio receives grant/research support from ElMindA. There are no other relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to disclose for this activity.

Link to Course:
Injury Prevention for Children & Teens

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 25.50
Participation: 25.50