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Elbow Fracture for Urgent Care Providers


Available: 06/22/2023-06/21/2026


Price: $48.00
Member Price: $24.00


​​Elbow fractures are one of the most common fractures in the pediatric age group. Most children recover from these fractures without any long-term problems in function. However, due to the anatomy of the elbow, elbow fractures do carry a relatively high risk of permanent deficits in function, especially if not managed properly. This online course approaches the evaluation and management of pediatric elbow fractures from a general pediatrics perspective in the acute, non-emergent setting. This course focuses on key skills for pediatric urgent care providers, including the recognition of orthopedic emergencies, interpretation of elbow x-rays, and the ability to splint fractures until definitive management. It is not intended to provide comprehensive instruction on elbow fractures. The content is informed by the most up-to-date literature when applicable, and general orthopedics texts.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify potential elbow fracture types based on age of patient and mechanism of injury
  2. Perform a thorough neurovascular exam in the setting of potential elbow fracture
  3. Identify signs of neurovascular compromise and the urgency of prompt management in pediatric patients with elbow fracture
  4. Avoid identifying ossification centers as fractures
  5. Identify occult fractures on x-ray
  6. Correctly identify and classify supracondylar fractures
  7. Identify various common pediatric elbow fractures on x-ray
  8. Provide the correct transfer, referral and/or follow-up for patients with pediatric urgent care provider
  9. Apply or supervise the application of a long-arm posterior splint for patients with elbow fracture
  10. Give discharge instructions to pediatric patients and families with elbow fracture

Course Details

  • Start Date: June 22, 2023
  • Online Access Expires: June 21, 2026
  • Credit Expires: June 21, 2026
  • Course ID: 60416


​Subject Matter Experts (SMEs):

  • Emily Montgomery, MD, MHPE, FAAP
  • Amy Pattishall, MD, FAAP

Course Reviewers:

  • Ishaan Swarup, MD, FAAP
  • Stephanie Holmes, DO, FAAP


  • Eric Weinberg, MD, FAAP  
  • Pareen Shah Thakral, MD, FAAP  
  • Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS, FAAP
  • Theresa Guins, MD, FAAP  
  • Cheryl L. Jackson, MD, FAAP
  • Barbora Nelson, DO, FAAP
  • Teresa J Coco, MD, FAAP
  • Nehal Bhandari, MD, FAAP

Instructional Designer:

  • Sondra Mayes, MS

AAP Staff:

  • Teri Salus, MPA, CPC
  • Linda O’Brien
  • Charlette Blackful, MS
  • AAP Medical Student Member - $24
  • AAP Resident Member - $24
  • AAP Fellow in Training Member - $24
  • AAP Pediatrician/Fellow Member - $24
  • Individual Non-Member - $48
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials


  • NAPNAP Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2


Physician - Elbow Fracture for Urgent Care Providers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Elbow Fracture for Urgent Care Providers

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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Elbow Fracture for Urgent Care Providers

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