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Pediatric Drowning Prevention Program

Phoenix Children's Care Network (PCCN)

Pediatric Drowning Prevention Program

Drownings are the leading cause of injury-related death in children ages one to four years old in the United States.  In Arizona, children in the same age group are drowning at nearly double the national average.

Primary care providers are a vital source for caregiver education. The recently-updated AAP policy statement on prevention of child drownings emphasizes the provider role in education. 

AAP Policy Statement

Literature recommends providers deliver drowning prevention education in the context of discussing normal developmental milestones.  However, most providers struggle with time constraints in Well Child Visits, leaving little time for anticipatory guidance.

Our team can help.  Phoenix Children’s Care Network providers are eligible to participate in a joint water safety study with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Arizona State University, which allows you to achieve Maintenance of Certification points. 

 When you sign up to participate, we provide you with all the tools you need to receive MOC part 4 credits for improving professional practice through our quality improvement program. 

You will:

  • Learn with our curriculum during catered lunches at your facility
  • Receive free provider and caregiver materials Document your work and apply for MOC credits, with our easy tracking tools

Best of all, the program gives providers brief content, proven to reduce drowning risk, that’s easy to share in Well Child Visits. 

Click here to request more information or to sign up for a luncheon.

Are you too busy to participate in the project, but looking for drowning prevention resources?  Check out these links for free infographics, a special PSA, and more:

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