Trauma Speakers Series

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month as our trauma team discusses topics relevant to caring for trauma patients. At Children’s Minnesota, we’re specialized in everything, and ready for anything.

Children's Trauma Speakers Series: “Your Worst Day Ever” is designed to strengthen the trauma assessment skills of front line care givers to recognize signs of life threatening injuries in the pediatric patient and facilitate early interventions for positive outcomes while also recognizing potential complications and caring for the whole trauma care team. Through use of case scenario discussions of critical life threatening scenarios, the learner will engage in early identification of injury and anticipation of needed treatments and on-going care from stabilization through recovery. A series of seven presentations strengthens the components of the head to toe assessment through the continuum of care through discussion of the more critically complex scenarios encountered in pediatric trauma care.

Course outcomes:

1. Use case reviews to highlight the importance of ongoing assessment of the injured child to identify injuries and promote recovery.
2. Review assessment skills in children important to the early identification of traumatic injury, associated complications and on-going care.
3. Discuss management of complex situations in pediatric trauma care.


Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota 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.

Credit Statements:

Children’s Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of accredited continuing education activities.

This program offers 1.0 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Upcoming Presentations hosted via WebEx

October 13, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

Gunshot Wounds
Objectives:

1. Discuss the clinical management of penetrating injuries in children. 
2. Review the epidemiology of gunshot wounds and related violent trauma in pediatric trauma patients

Presenter: Adam Brinkman, MD, FACS, FAAP, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director, American Family Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin

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November 10, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

Spinal Cord Injuries
Objectives

1. Discuss the clinical management of spinal cord injuries and neurogenic shock in the injured child.
2. Review neurological assessment findings common in children with acute spinal cord injuries.

Presenter: Presenter: Alexander Zouros, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery, St. Luke’s Children’s Boise

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December 8, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

Severe TBI
Objectives

1. Review the neurological assessment findings common in children with severe traumatic brain injuries.
2. Discuss the acute management of severe traumatic brain injuries in children in accordance with evidence-based practice.

Presenter: Jessica Wallisch, MD Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

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Past Presentations

Trauma Series Course Library for credit, please click link below:

Trauma Course Library

 

Please note, the replays below are not eligible for education credits. 

The ABC's of Pediatric Trauma: Breathing through the trauma (December 9, 2020)

The ABC's of Pediatric Trauma: Airway Injuries (November 11, 2020)

The ABC's of Pediatric Trauma: Pediatric Assessment (October 14, 2020)