Internal Staff Education and Outreach

Program/Event Details:
he Injury Prevention Program at Boston Children's is honored to host our 4th Virtual National Injury Prevention Day Conference, Friday, November 17th from 10am to 2pm.

10am- Transporting Children with Disabilities: Conventional Restraint Options, Sarah Haverstick, CPST-I, Manager, Safety Advocacy, Goodbaby International This session will review conventional car seat features and their impact on children with disabilities. We will also discuss the important questions to review with a family when making a child restraint recommendation.

11am- Pediatric Brain Injury, Rebekah Mannix, MD, ED Attending, Boston Children's Hospital From clinical presentation and treatment to research we will dive into brain injuries and how they effect the pediatric population.

12pm- Not Your Average Trauma Cases, David Mooney, MD, MPH, Trauma Medical Director, Boston Children's Hospital MVC’s, wheeled sport injuries and home safety are many times the topics of focus within injury prevention, but things like social media, TV shows, and peer pressure are turning our prevention efforts in ways we never thought. In this session we will cover some outlier trauma cases, from injury through hospital care.

1pm- Steps to Successfully Develop a Hospital-based Infant Safe Sleep Program, Jennifer Gingrasfield, MSN, RN, PPNP-BC, PNP, Chair, Infant Safe Sleep SME Committee, Boston Children's Hospital; Kathryn Gustafson BSN,RN,CPST, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, Quality Lead- Safe Sleep SME Committee, Boston Children's Hospital

Presenters will provide an overview of key components of infant safe sleep recommendations, share the process of establishing a multidisciplinary infant safe sleep program, review quality improvement interventions and data analysis and highlight and consider challenges specific to the medically complex population.

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CPS CEU credit (for 10am session) and OEMS credits pending.

Dates and Times:
November, 17, 2023, 10a-2p

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Program Partners

Injury Free Coalition for Kids