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Child Passenger Safety: Transporting Children with Special Needs

Program ID : EE0009.021517.15
Webinar Length of Time: 1.5 Hour

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Missy Bryan, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CPST
Missy Bryan is an occupational therapist with more than 18 years of pediatric experience.  She teaches assistive technology and pediatric courses in the occupational therapy programs at Belmont University.  She practices in the special needs transportation clinic and seating and mobility clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  She has Assistive Technology Professional and Child Passenger Safety Technician certifications. 

Sarah Haverstick
Sarah Haverstick serves as Safety Advocate for Goodbaby International, which includes the Evenflo, CYBEX, GB, and Urbini car seat brands.  She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and an instructor in the safe transportation of children with special health care needs. Her background is in program management, community relations and communications.  She has held positions on numerous local, state and national boards related to injury prevention and is a former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board.  Sarah received her bachelor’s in Political Science from Rutgers University and lives in Nashville, TN.

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* Presenter disclosed the following conflict: Sarah Haverstick is an employee of Goodbaby International


This session provides a basic overview of child passenger safety with a focus on specialized restraint systems for children with special healthcare needs. Presenters will review key statistics and research related to motor vehicle injuries and the transportation of children. Presenters will also discuss key features of child restraints and specialized restraint systems that may benefit children with positioning needs. Finally, presenters will discuss models of clinic-based programs designed to provide transportation evaluations and will provide next steps for participants interested in learning more about this topic.

Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:


CEU Registration and Cost

0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.5 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

go to the RSTCE web site at: www.rstce.org

    1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar: Child Passenger Safety
    4. Complete your registration

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
(Allow 10 minutes for the database to process payment and send a confirmation e-mail).

After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for: Child Passenger Safety
    2. Select and complete Post Tests and Evaluations

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.
The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.

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Updated | 04.26.2017