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

April 13, 2022
10:00 – 11:00 am

Caregiver Moral Distress

Presenter: Karen Lidsky, MD, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL


  • Address causes of moral distress in health care professionals caring for injured children.
  • Identify coping strategies that may aide health care professionals in caring for themselves while simultaneously caring for injured children.

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TIEP (Trauma Internal Education Program)

The TIEP learning modules are for Children's Minnesota employees only. Access to these modules is blocked for any external learner.

Module 1: Upper Extremity Fractures & Airway Trauma Considerations
Module 2: Non-accidental Trauma 

Past trauma series 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)