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PACES - Pediatric Head Trauma
PACES - Pediatric Head Trauma


Pediatric Acute Care Education 
Pediatric Head Trauma

This course is a video presentation.

CME Webinar recorded November 21, 2019
Reviewed and approved September 10, 2020
Expires: September 9, 2023

The purpose of the Pediatric Acute Clinical Education Sessions (PACES) is to share pediatric clinical guidelines with clinicians caring for pediatric patients at community hospitals and external affiliate sites on topics such as asthma, bronchiolitis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and sepsis. A UC Davis Children’s Hospital physician will provide an overview of the selected pediatric clinical guidelines, and participants from community hospitals will be invited to present a case for group discussion.


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Implement evidence-based and expert consensus guidelines for pediatric and inpatient care.
2. Determine which pediatric patients may receive care at their local hospital and indications for transfer to pediatric referral center.
3. Improve competence in using clinical prediction rules for identifying children at extremely low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury.
4. Improve performance in decreased number of unnecessary head CTs ordered for children with minor blunt head trauma and use of shared decision making with parents of children in intermediate risk groups.
5. Improve patient outcomes with decreased radiation exposure in children and improve parent satisfaction with shared decision making in intermediate risk groups.


The course material consisting of a video presentation that takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Method of participation:

  1. View video - handout of slides are available in PDF format
  2. Complete the test (Passing score is 100% and with three possible attempts)
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Certificate is available after passing the test and completing the evaluation



The University of California, Davis, Health, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis, Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.



Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the University of California, Davis, Health must ensure balance, independence and objectivity in all its continuing medical education (CME) activities to promote improvements in health care and not proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The CME provider controls all decisions related to identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods and evaluation of the activity. Course directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, moderators, panel members and others in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the subject matter of this educational activity. Learners are able to assess the potential for commercial bias when complete disclosure, resolution of conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of commercial support are provided prior to the activity. Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from the influence or control of commercial interests. We believe these mechanisms contribute to the transparency and accountability of CME. 

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on patients.

The following person has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest related to this CME activity which has been resolved through UC Davis, Health Office of Continuing Medical Education procedures to meet ACCME standards:


The following persons have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to this CME activity:

Heather McKnight, MD

Jennifer Rosenthal, MD, MAS
Leah Tzimenatos, MD

Maureen McKennan, RN, JD
Hadley Sauers-Ford, MPH, CCRP
Sharon Conner, RN, BSN
Charlaine Hamilton, MPPA

 If you have any questions please contact UC Davis Health Office of Continuing Medical Education at at or phone (916) 734-5352

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