• Fact Sheet
  • June 2, 2020

Pediatric Trauma and Preventable Injuries PLS Curriculum Detail

This learning and development curriculum is designed to help educators identify the competency, performance criteria and learning needed for success in caring for the trauma patient. Critical care units can use the foundational content as well as recommended activities for ongoing learning and role support.  Learn more about this curriculum below and see related courses on the Pediatric Learning Solutions (PLS) PICU Library page and the PLS Emergency Department Suite page. 

Performance Criteria
After working through this curriculum, learners should be meet criteria including: 

  • Completes foundational WBTs with a passing score on the post-test.
  • Recognizes alterations in physical status, documenting, communicating/escalating and providing appropriate interventions and care management, as applicable.
  • Recognizes the pediatric body’s response to trauma including secondary complications from the trauma triad of death (i.e., hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy).
  • Prioritizes resuscitation interventions.
  • Provides post-resuscitation trauma care as required by the patient’s injuries.
  • Provides pre- and post-operative care to the patient requiring interventional and/or surgical procedures.

PLS Web-Based Trainings
Recommended online courses include: 

  • Pediatric Abdominal Trauma
  • Pediatric Spinal Column/Cord Injuries
  • Pediatric Toxicology Exposure
  • Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The Deadly Triad of Trauma

Instructor-led Activities
Educators can access materials for classroom activities on: 

  • Submersion Injuries
  • Massive Transfusion Protocol
  • Trauma Assessment and Management Simulation

Look Inside
Below is a sample from the Instructor-Led training on Trauma Assessment and Management Simulation

NOTE: This curriculum is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more. For our participating hospitals, find this curriculum and other resources by logging into the PLS resource pages.