CE Credit

Preventing Unintentional Injury: Birth through 20 Years

Welcome to the training on Preventing Unintentional Injury: Birth through 20 Years provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to identify risk factors for unintentional injury for ages 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 refers to caregivers and guardians. The term “childhood” refers to children ages birth through 18 years. For the purposes of this module, the emphasis is on the leading causes of unintentional injury death for specified age groups. Resources mentioned throughout the module can be accessed from the Appendix tab on this page.

Please note this module expires on 6/17/2024.

This module was released on 6/17/2021.

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