Injury Prevention for Children and Teens
Injury Prevention for Children and Teens is organized by University of Michigan Health System (UMHS).
• 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.
• Participation: 25.50
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
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.
- CME : 25.5
This self-study activity is appropriate for physicians, nurses, public health experts, social workers, teachers, child care providers and parents.
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