Activity ID



December 1, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

In the United States, more than 38,000 persons die from firearm-related injuries each year. Screening and counseling to increase safety is performed by a minority of physicians despite the clinically accepted need. This module explores common barriers to communicating with patients about firearm safety.

1. This activity is hosted on the AMA Ed Hub.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology of firearm morbidity and mortality in the U.S.;
2. Recognize common risk factors that elevate the potential for firearm injury;
3. Identify barriers to communicating with patients about firearm safety;
4. Determine practical approaches to prepare for firearm safety counseling;
5. Effectively communicate how to reduce the risk of firearm injury and death.


Child Injury Prevention, Firearms, Pediatrics, Violence


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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