Pediatric Firearm Violence: Practice & Policy Must Intersect

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. This course is a record presentation for NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Firearm injuries (unintentional and intentional) are the leading cause of death in children. How can this be? The associated morbidity of these injuries is devastating for patients, families, providers, and organizations. Case scenarios will be presented capturing demographics, associated injuries and care,  physical and mental impact, and related policy initiatives. The “costs” of these injuries and secondary trauma are devastating and will be described. We are vastly under resourced to combat this epidemic. Current health policy initiatives and the role of the pediatric focused advanced practice registered nurse in advocating for affected children and their families will be summarized. This epidemic must become a population health priority at the local, state and national levels.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.0 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: firearm, violence, gun, advocacy, policy, trauma

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

•Describe the demographics, associated injuries, and the physical and emotional impact of the firearm violence epidemic.
•State current health policy initiatives to combat gun violence.
•List three strategies the pediatric focused advanced practice registered nurse can implement in their practice to raise awareness and promote advocacy to decrease the associated morbidity and mortality of firearm injuries.
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Sarah A. Martin, DNP, MS, CPNP-AC/PC

Kelly S. Finkbeiner, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC

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