Pediatric Trauma

Pediatric Thoracic Trauma

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 31, 2012
  • Expires: Jan 30, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (11 Ratings)


Richard Falcone Richard Falcone, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Needs Statement

Children represent approximately one –quarter of all trauma patients and are cared for primarily by non-pediatric specialists.  Although there are many similarities in the management of thoracic injuries between adults and children there are several important differences.  Significant thoracic injuries are fortunately rare but both the non-pediatric specialist and pediatric specialist need to be prepared to manage these important injuries.

Target Audience

Providers who care for injured children, with a particular emphasis for those that are not as familiar with pediatric injury but may be called upon to care for children.


  • Understand different imaging algorithms for children with chest trauma.
  • Be able to describe different injuries more common in children, specifically those associated with abuse or secondary to more pliable ribs.
  • Describe the indications for surgical exploration of the chest.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, content reviewers or staff members have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. No speakers will discuss off-label use of a product.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.