Pediatric Abdominal Trauma - Trauma Reports - Sep 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency, family, osteopathic, trauma, surgical, and general practice physicians and nurses who have contact with trauma patients.


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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Ohio State University
Attending Physician
Columbus Children's Hospital
Associate Pediatric Medical Director
Columbus, Ohio

N. Ewen Wang, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Rebecca L. Blankenburg, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor
General Pediatrics Hospitalist
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA

Peer Reviewer
Perry W. Stafford, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ

Nurse Reviewers
Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC
Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

Janet A. Neff, RN, MN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California


  • Pediatric Abdominal Trauma


  • Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries
  • Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions
  • Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing patients
  • Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries

Financial Disclosure:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP (editor in chief), N. Ewen Wang, MD and Rebecca L. Blankenburg, MD, MPH (authors), and Perry W. Stafford, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM (peer reviewer), Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC (nurse reviewer), and Janet A. Neff, RN, MN, CEN (nurse reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to this field of study.

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