Car Seat Challenges – Who, What, When and How?

Car Seat Challenges – Who, What, When and How?

Wednesday – May 22, 2019
9:00a – 4:00p
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, 78251

$50, lunch provided
Approximately 5.8 contact hours

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.

Target Audience:
Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery and NICU staff OR staff that are interested in learning more about safe transportation recommendations and education for premature infants.


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.
• Questions related to this offering should be directed to Jennifer Northway or Fara Smith, University Health System, at 210-358-4295.
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