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
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.
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.
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.
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.