Case Studies in Pediatric Trauma: Optimizing Outcomes

Author(s): Leanna Miller

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Trauma

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Trauma is the leading cause of death for children from 12 months to 21 years of age. This presentation includes discussion of the most common causes of pediatric trauma related to the developmental age of the child. A collaborative approach emphasizes meeting mutually derived patient outcomes. The concepts presented in this session are intermediate and involve integration of material through case presentation.


  • Analyze management strategies to stabilize a child with a severe traumatic head injury.
  • Describe assessment priorities for a lacerated liver, ruptured spleen and kidney injury in the traumatically injured pediatric patient.
  • Evaluate strategies to improve outcomes in the pediatric patient with chest trauma..

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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