Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma CE for Kentucky Nurses: Prevent and Report Shaken Baby Syndrome
Objectives: Define “pediatric abusive head trauma.” Recognize the risk factors for head injuries resulting from abuse. Describe the mechanisms of injury, clinical presentation, history gathering, physical assessment, and diagnosis of pediatric AHT. Distinguish between accidental and abusive head trauma in the pediatric population. Discuss resources for prevention of pediatric AHT. Summarize Kentucky reporting requirements for suspected child abuse and neglect.
Description: REQUIRED FOR KENTUCKY NURSES: Fulfills the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE requirement for 1.5 hours of continuing education on recognizing and preventing pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), including shaken baby syndrome.