Pearls and Pitfalls for Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hand Injuries

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. 
The hand is one of the most frequently injured parts of a child's body, accounting for approximately 15% of pediatric fractures and 2.3% of all pediatric emergency room visits. Early recognition along with appropriate and timely management of these injuries is necessary in order to prevent potential functional deficits or cosmetic deformities. The presenter will provide clinical pearls for evaluating pediatric/adolescent hand injuries and review current treatment recommendations for both definitive care as well as initial management in the primary care and acute care emergency room settings.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss components of a quick and methodical approach to examination of the hand in pediatric patients.
  • Recognize common hand injuries seen in pediatric/adolescent patients including fingertip injuries, tendon injuries and fractures.
  • Identify hand injuries needing urgent referral as well as how to safely immobilize these injuries in the acute/primary care setting.
  • Identify treatment recommendations based on current evidence of common hand injuries.
Course summary
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Gerad Montgomery  MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C
A family nurse practitioner at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He graduated from Baylor University in 2007 and joined the pediatric orthopedic practice at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where he was part of the sports medicine team and covered orthopedic trauma call at the level one pediatric trauma center. While working at Children’s, Gerad served as the manager for the orthopedic team of APPs at Children’s Plano campus and was an active member of the Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Team. In 2015, Gerad was given the opportunity to help develop a new acute-care fracture program with his colleagues at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children where he now serves as the director of the fracture program that is run by two fellowship trained nurse practitioners and sees over 12,000 fracture visits a year. He currently serves as a member at large for the national Pediatric Orthopedic Practitioners Society (POPS) and has represented POPS as faculty at the International Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium where he has given several podium presentations. Gerad currently is a program chair for the Sports Medicine Educational Series at Texas Scottish Rite and helps coordinate monthly educational programs for local pediatricians and allied health care professionals. As an active member in his community, Gerad guest lectures at local universities and frequently precepts orthopedic residents, fellows and NP/PA students.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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