Pediatric Fractures & Dislocation Course

January 18, 2024

This course is designed for rural practitioners to learn the knowledge and skills necessary in the initial management of pediatric fractures. This course will include short didactic presentations addressing the correct diagnosis of pediatric fractures and the physiologic differences between pediatric and adult fractures that affect management. Live demonstration with hands-on practice will focus on appropriate casting and splinting methods. Participants will practice on each other, including applying casts and splints. (Appropriate attire is recommended.)

  • Time details: 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Location: Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff
  • Cost: for information on cost and to register, please visit the event website.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • Identify and manage difficult paediatric fractures, including pitfalls in diagnosis.
  • Review differences in management between paediatric and adult fractures.
  • Apply proper casting technique in paediatric population with emphasis on maintenance of reduction.

CME Accreditation: 
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 6.75 Mainpro+ credits.
Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to receive up to 6.75 Prescribed credit for attendance at this event due to a reciprocal agreement with The College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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