The goal of this program is provide nurses, social workers, paramedics and EMTs with information about pediatric abusive head trauma and to meet the Kentucky requirement for relicensure for nurses. (Note: The term “shaken baby syndrome” will also be used; it is widely used in the literature and a recognized term although shaking alone may not account for all injuries.) After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify the risk factors, clinical presentation and physical findings of pediatric abusive head trauma in children
- Discuss the mechanism of injury of pediatric abusive head trauma and the diagnostic workup and prognosis
- Describe how healthcare providers as a team can educate families, the public and other healthcare professionals about pediatric abusive head trauma to help reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, social workers, paramedics and EMTs.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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