Pediatric Trauma and Preventable Injuries Curriculum Overview

Pediatric Trauma and Preventable Injuries Curriculum Overview

This 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

Note: Courses referenced above are only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals. Educators can find this curriculum and many others on the PLS Community.


View a Demo

Learn more by participating in a live session or viewing course demos.

For more information, contact:

(913) 981-4187

About PLS

Pediatric Learning Solutions’ online education provides the foundational knowledge clinicians need to master the competencies and skills for safe and effective patient care.

Related Content

Emergency Department Suite

These courses help emergency department staff develop the skills needed for pediatric emergency care.

PICU Course Library

These critical care courses provide the foundation needed for clinicians hired to the PICU, ED or CVICU to understand and care for their patients.

The Deadly Triad Course Overview

This course discusses the three components of the deadly triad of trauma, including manifestations and resuscitation interventions.