Injuries remain as one of the most important health problems facing pediatricians today In the adolescent years, motor vehicle-related injuries constitute the greatest cause of trauma, morbidity and mortality, followed by drowning, firearms, poisoning, and fire and burns. The number of athletic injuries also increases during adolescence. This continuing education unit addresses methods of preventing and treating the most common injuries sustained by children during the teenage years. Topics include: epidemiology of injuries, management of minor acute soft tissue injuries, motor vehicle-related and nonautomotive-related injuries, and drowning.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1 . The usual analgesic doses off aspirin are significantly anti-inflammatory.
2. Raising the minimum age of licensing is an effective strategy for decreasing motor vehicle fatalities among teenagers.
3. The approximate annual death rate associated with bicycle use is:
4. The single most Important step in treating a drowning victim is:
A. Draining water from the lungs.
B. Establishing adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the apneic victim.
C. External cardiac compression.
D. Positive airway pressure.