Pediatric Trauma

Initial Evaluation and Management of the Injured Child

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Jul 2, 2015
  • Expires: Jul 1, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Jonathan I.  Groner Jonathan I. Groner, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department of Surgery
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio
Trauma Medical Director
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Needs Statement

Trauma is the leading cause of death in children over the age of one.  Most injured children do not receive initial treatment at a pediatric trauma center.  Therefore, it is important for anyone who works in the emergency department to receive trauma education.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals who interact with injured children, including pediatricians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, trauma surgeons


Upon completion of this activity, participates will be able to:

  1. Summarize injuries that are commonly missed in pediatric trauma
  2. Demonstrate the tertiary survey in pediatric trauma
  3. Demonstrate a unique, standardized approach to the pediatric trauma evaluation


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
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

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.