Preventing Unintentional Childhood Injury
by Expert Reviewer: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L; Instructor: Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L; Instructor: Nikki Weiner, OTD, OTR/L


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Accidental injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Many injuries can be prevented by education-based interventions delivered by health professionals. Occupational therapists have the training and skill set to address this serious problem by increasing awareness through education in the community context. This module describes the prevalence and common causes of unintentional injury and the role of occupational therapy in injury prevention.

About the Course Author

Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Donna completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in December 1990. She has extensive pediatric experience in both school- based, outpatient clinic, preschool, daycare, home health, and teletherapy settings throughout the course of her career. Significant knowledge and expertise in treating developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, and congenital abnormalities with children in various settings from infancy to high school age level have been her primary focus. Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1 & 2.
    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details

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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Demonstrate practical and relevant safety interventions at micro-, meso-, and macro-levels; Describe the nature and types of household injury in children; Identify risk factors and barriers to prevention practices
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Prevalent Injuries in Children
    Case Study
    Incidence and Burden
    Section 3: Risk Factors for Childhood Accidental Injury
    Risk Factors
    Section 4: Barriers, Prevention, and Interventions
    Barriers to Injury Prevention
    Prevention Practices for Healthcare Professionals
    Prevention of Risk: Micro Level
    OT Role in Caregiver Training
    Prevention of Risk: Meso Level
    Prevention of Risk: Macro Level
    Future Steps
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Course Contributors


  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form ( or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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