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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology of drowning by age.
  • Discuss lack of epidemiologic data on drowning.
  • Discuss best prevention recommendations and advocacy recommendations to prevent drowning.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

  1. Prevention of Drowning. Sarah A. Denny, Linda Quan, Julie Gilchrist, Tracy McCallin, Rohit Shenoi, Shabana Yusuf, Benjamin Hoffman, Jeffrey Weiss, COUNCIL ON INJURY, VIOLENCE, AND POISON PREVENTION. Pediatrics May 2019, 143 (5) e20190850; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-0850.
  2. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Sequelae of Drowning. Tracy E. McCallin, Mickinzie Morgan, Margaret L.I. Hart, Shabana Yusuf. Pediatrics in Review Mar 2021, 42 (3) 123-132; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2019-0150.
  3. Szpilman D, Morgan P. Management for the Drowning Patient. CRITICAL CARE: CHEST REVIEWS| VOLUME 159, ISSUE 4, P1473-1483, APRIL 01, 2021. DOI:
  4. Quan L, Cummings P. Characteristics of drowning by different age groups. Injury Prevention 2003;9:163-168.

Joint Accreditation Statement: 
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I, FAAP — Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, School of Medicine Medical Director, Tom Sargent Safety Center Director, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)
Dr. Hoffman is a consultant for Anonymous LLC in Drowning Prevention Activities.
Tony R. Tarchichi, MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.