The ABCs of Child Safety Seats

Properly securing children in the vehicle is a key step in preventing injuries during motor vehicle crashes. Understanding how car safety seats prevent injury and by looking at common mistakes during travel will lead to safer children.

Medium: Enduring Material, video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

The activity has been designed for primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  •  Summarize how each type of car seat protects children differently;
  •  Recall answers to common parental questions regarding car seats;
  •  Cite resources for car safety seat information and how to obtain car safety seats in special situations.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
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Activity expires: 

Poj Lysouvakon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, General Care Nursery
Matthew Louzon, CPST
Child Passenger Safety Technician

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .5
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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