Car Seat Challenge

We welcome nursing staff that work in maternal and child health (i.e. Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery, NICU) and providers that are interested in learning more about safe transportation and patient education recommendations for premature infants.

Have you wondered – why am I doing a Car Seat Challenge on this baby? How do I position the child and the car seat correctly? Car Seat Challenges, aka angle tolerance testing, are an important diagnostic tool for low birth weight and premature infants but they must be performed correctly. This session will provide hospital staff with guidelines for developing and implementing protocols to monitor low birth weight and premature infants in car seats. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide will be presented and discussed to ensure that hospital staff are conducting angle tolerance testing according to best practice recommendations. Lecture and hands-on activities will create an opportunity for participants to identify gaps in their facility’s current practice, garner tools for process improvement and practice testing protocol recommendations.

This offering is provided by the University Health System Buckle UP Program staff and held in conjunction with the STRAC Emergency Healthcare Conference, Perinatal Education track.

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Receive approximately 5.8 contact hours

For more information on the conference, please visit 2019 STRAC Conference.


Ask for Jennifer Northway or Fara Smith