Apr 3, 2023
Addressing Firearm Injuries in Children and Teens
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Addressing Firearm Injuries in Children and Teens   Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care and pediatric healthcare providers and advanced providers.   Statement of Need  Firearm injuries are now the leading cause of death in persons 0-24 years old, surpassing auto accidents. Yet, providers may not consistently ask parents/guardians about firearm ownership as a part of the wellness/preventative exam. Or, they may not be comfortable addressing firearm ownership and safety. Research and statistics have concluded that children who live in a home with a firearm are at increased risk of death by suicide or unintentional injury compared with children who live in a home without firearms. This podcast will discuss the guidelines for safe gun ownership as well as effective communication strategies in addressing gun ownership with parents/guardians as well as adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for safe gun ownership that will be reviewed as well as guidelines for providers.   Objectives  At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to: 
  1. Discuss the epidemiology of firearm injuries in children.
  2. Discuss the current trends in intentional and unintentional firearm injuries in children.
  3. Describe effective strategies to discuss firearm safety with families.
  4. Review the evidence-based practices to reduce the risks of gun-related injuries to children and teens; including screening recommendations and firearm storage/safety.
Moderator Erin Frazier, M.D.  Pediatrician  Norton Children’s Medical Group – Broadway Norton Healthcare Louisville Kentucky   Speakers Brit Anderson, M.D.   Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician  Norton Children’s Hospital Louisville, Kentucky Vice-Chair for Advocacy  Department of Pediatrics for UofL School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky   David Foley, M.D. Pediatric General Surgeon  Norton Children’s Surgery affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky Trauma Medical Director Norton Children’s Hospital Louisville, Kentucky   Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures   The planners, moderator and speakers of this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose.    Commercial Support   There was no commercial support for this activity.    Physician Credits Accreditation  Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation  Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Nursing Credits Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This continuing professional development activity has been approved for 0.75 contact hours. In order for nursing participants to obtain credits, they must claim attendance by attesting to the number of hours in attendance.    For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or   Resources for Additional Study: Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population   Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth: Injury Prevention and Harm Reduction   Safe Storage for Firearms   Gun Safety Campaign Tool Kit Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit (   Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |April 2023; Information is current as of the time of recording.  Course Termination Date | April 2025 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or  
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