Pediatric Trauma SIG


The Pediatric Trauma SIG is a very active group of pediatric trauma nurses interested in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. This SIG is guided by the Pediatric Steering Committee. For more information, or to get involved, contact one of the group chairs below.

Members: Visit the STN Pediatric Trauma Online Community to discuss topics important to pediatric trauma nurses. Member login is required.


The STN Pediatric Steering Committee will be holding a webinar on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 1:00PM EST. We invite you to join the webinar to hear updates from our committee and opportunities to get involved! Please register with this link

Committee Chair

Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN, RN
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN,


  • Education: Mary Jo Pedicino and Karen Macauley
  • Evidenced Based Practice, Innovation, & Research: Todd Nickoles and Erin Zazzera
  • Online Community & Website: Maria Bautista Durand

Welcome from the Chair

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Pediatric Trauma Special Interest Group (SIG) website. My name is Christine Perlick, and I am the Chair of the Pediatric SIG for the Society of Trauma Nurses. We are always open to diverse involvement, broad perspectives, and fresh ideas. There are many ways to get involved in our Pediatric Trauma SIG. You can start with the following:
  • Join the Pediatric Trauma Special Interest Group (SIG). Follow our conversations on the STN Online Community through the Open Forum community and the Pediatric Trauma community specifically. This is an ideal place to post questions to your pediatric trauma peer group and to share answers to questions posted by others. Take advantage of the pediatric resources posted to the Pediatric Trauma webpage. All members of STN are invited to join the discussion boards at Click here to join the Pediatric Trauma Community.
  • Get involved by joining a subcommittee. As part of a Pediatric Trauma SIG subcommittee, you will find great opportunities to collaborate with others who are passionate about the care of injured children. Subcommittee projects are centered around education, research, and quality improvement. You can get involved with a subcommittee by completing the Committee Volunteer Form. Learn more about current and future subcommittee work during our next Pediatric SIG webinar.
  • Attend our meetings: Our regular Pediatric SIG member meetings occur two to three times per year. An in-person SIG meeting is held the day before the annual STN TraumaCon conference, and a Pediatric webinar is held in the fall. A third meeting can be added based on need and as scheduling permits. We invite everyone to attend the Pediatric SIG meetings. Information on an upcoming meeting or webinar will be posted in the Pediatric Trauma online community. Once posted, please contact Brian Doty at to receive an invitation to the webinar.
I look forward to collaborating with each of you as we work to improve pediatric trauma.

Best regards,

Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN, RN
Chair, Pediatric Trauma Committee, Society of Trauma Nurses


STN Peds SIG Webinar (November 17, 2022)

Child Physical Abuse: Development of a Screening Guide

STN Pediatric SIG Webinar (September 26, 2019)

For further pediatric trauma resources, visit the STN Pediatric Trauma Resources page.

Pediatric Trauma Online Education Opportunities
Course Title Sponsor/Provider Description
STN Online Education Live and Recorded Programs
The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education. Continuing nursing education will only be offered for STN members. No fee for STN members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
STN Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures
STN The 3rd edition features 18 presentations addressing trauma topics from general concepts to special populations. Fee associated with this activity.
Last accessed 1/25/18
STN Resource Library
STN This Resource Library has been designed to assist you in your position by providing forms, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc to help you perform your job more efficiently. The documents are collected from the STN listserv as well as from members who have submitted resources to share and are then posted to the library. Must have a current membership with STN to access. No fee for members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN Mission: To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. Many rich resources including webinars and recorded lectures. No fee.
Last accessed 1/25/18
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
CCHMC Much of the content available is free. Learners who are not Cincinnati Children’s employees may receive up to 30 hours of complimentary credit per calendar year; a cost of $10 per credit hour will be charged for any additional credit.  Some videos require registration and/or purchase. Once registration is complete, you will have access to the video and the test.  As with other videos on the site, credit will be available for 1 year after the original air date, regardless of purchase date.
Child Abuse Recognition
UC School of Medicine These online educational modules are intended to assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children. Considering many clinicians see few cases of child abuse in their daily practice, these case studies will improve assessment skills and build confidence in knowing when to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. The cases presented contain real images of injured children. Some learners, including experienced healthcare professionals, may find these images upsetting. You may exit and/or return to this module at any time and completion of this program is voluntary. No fee.

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