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Preventing Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention
This course is available at no charge

Preventing Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention 


No fee for this course.

This course is a video presentation.

Reviewed and approved February 28, 2019
Video updated on April 24, 2019
Expires: February 27, 2022

The course is designed to equip health care providers with the background and practical knowledge necessary to intervene with their patients for reduction of firearm injuries and deaths by identifying those at increased risk for firearm injury, asking about access to firearms when indicated, and counseling on safe firearm practices when appropriate. This course is divided into three primary sections: the epidemiology of firearm injury and death in the U.S., firearm-injury risk identification and counseling, and firearm policy relevant to health care providers.
Health care providers overwhelmingly agree that they have a role in firearm injury prevention, but assessing risk and asking at-risk patients about their access to firearms remain uncommon in practice. A majority of providers have never been educated on prevention of firearm injury and death during their medical training. Only a handful of training programs include formal training on firearms in their core curriculum, and few continuing education courses on the topic are available. Furthermore, providers may believe that state or federal laws prohibit them from discussing firearm access with patients. This course fills a gap by detailing how providers can intervene to prevent firearm injury and discussing relevant policies on firearms.

This course is designed for health care providers nationwide who are interested in clinical strategies for preventing firearm-related injury and death.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe general demographic and temporal trends in firearm mortality 
2. Name the three risk categories for firearm injury and identify patients who are at risk
3. Ask at-risk patients about access to firearms, make appropriate safety recommendations, and know possible actions when someone is at imminent risk
4. Describe the laws regarding discussing firearms with at-risk patients.


The course material consists of a video presentation that takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Method of participation:

    1. Take pre-course test 
    2. Watch course video "Preventing Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention"
    3. Complete the post-course test (answer 80% correctly to pass post-course test) 
    4. Complete the evaluation
    5. Certificate will generate after passing test and completing the evaluation


The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health designates this Enduring Material 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.
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM acceptable for multidisciplinary team members
Board Certified Behavior Analyst: This educational activity can be used for Type 3 CEUs according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) (self-reporting required).
Nurse: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report a maximum of 0.75 hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).
Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
Pharmacist: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts coursework which meets the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 
Psychologist: You may petition the California Board of Psychology for CE credit for this activity. Please see for details. 


Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following persons have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to this CME activity:
Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH

Rocco Pallin, MPH
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH
Emmy Betz, MD, MPH
Amy Barnhorst, MD
Amanda Charbonneau, PhD, MPP

Alicia Agnoli, MD, MPH, MHS

 If you have any questions please email or phone (916) 734-5352

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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