CE Credit

Preventing Unintentional Injury

Welcome to the training on Preventing Unintentional Injury provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.0 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to identify risk factors for unintentional injury from birth through 20 years, provide age-appropriate anticipatory guidance, and apply state law and best practices to prevent unintentional injury and death.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the leading causes of unintentional injury and death in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
  2. Specify risk factors for unintentional injuries and effective risk-reduction strategies at various ages and stages of development.
  3. Integrate into routine clinical practice age-appropriate anticipatory guidance to prevent unintentional injury.
  4. Interpret Texas safety laws that prevent childhood injury and death.

Note: The term “parents” in this module also implies caregivers and guardians. The term “childhood” refers to children from birth through 18 years.

Accreditation Statement

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