To update the practicing pediatrician about several new concepts that have proven to be a welcome addition to the growing body of knowledge in the science of injury control. Active strategies that involve trying to change adult behavior are now known to be less effective than passive strategies that work automatically. This issue of Pediatrie Annals focuses on these new strategies and how they can help the practitioner and his patients' families reduce drowning, burn risk, and firearm injuries.
The concluding two articles focus on providing the current knowledge base of coordinated rehabilitation services for children who have sustained serious traumatic injury, and provides recent epidemiologie trends and new information regarding risk factors and preventive strategies in the field of youth suicide.
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. Injuries remain the leading cause of death in the United States during the childhood and adolescent years.
2. The most appropriate initial first aid treatment for both children and adults with burns is application of cool water.
3. Induction of barbiturate coma has been demonstrated to be of significant benefit in reducing mortality following near drowning.
4. While males greatly outnumber females in completed suicides in the United States, females greatly outnumber males in attempted suicides.
Answers to the Pre-Test:
1.A 2.A 3.B 4.A