Pediatrics education taskforce
The Pediatrics education taskforce is a group of experts who build and continuously improve our educational program. It consists of three international program editors (IPEs).
Matej Kastelec (SI)
Daniel Green (US)
Pedro Jorba (MX)
See a full list of all regional program contributors and past international program editors.
The AO Trauma Course—Pediatric Fracture Management offers an interactive learning environment based on clinical experience for demonstrating, applying, and discussing the principles and techniques of today's fracture management in children and adolescents. The content is mainly covered through various formats of case-based discussions, and practical exercises provide the opportunity to apply and practice fixation techniques unique to pediatric fracture management.
Events defined in the curriculum
AO Trauma Course—Managing Pediatric Fractures (2.5 days)
Pediatrics specialists early in their career
Generalists (orthopedics) spending about 20 percent of their time on trauma (including community surgeons)
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The education taskforce has identified the following competencies for this area of practice:
- Recognize that the outcome of similar injury patterns varies with a child’s age and adapt treatment accordingly
- Manage relationships with patient and parents/relatives
- Establish the natural history and decide on a treatment strategy
- Assess the patient based on developmental status and make decisions based on available team/infrastructure
- Perform the chosen treatment procedure
- Perform and document short- and long-term follow-up; apply findings to decision making
- Diagnose and treat septic arthritis in a timely manner
- Recognize and address signs and patterns of nonaccidental injury
- Diagnose and treat slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Manage acquired and congenital deformity
- Manage pathological bone
- Recognize and stabilize the pediatric polytrauma patient
What does competency-based curriculum development mean?
AO Trauma voices
“Our learners are constantly challenging us to be innovative and to develop more meaningful ways to share our expertise with them. This new AO Trauma pediatrics curriculum applies new learning approaches to impart the knowledge and skills they need to perform their best.”
Jonathan Dwyer, past member of the pediatrics education taskforce