Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Child Abuse Prevention: Shaken Baby Syndrome


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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. Identify immediate and long-term treatments and interventions for children presenting with pediatric AHT. Discuss resources for prevention of pediatric AHT. Summarize reporting requirements for suspected child abuse and neglect.

Description: Recognition and prevention of pediatric AHT. Definition and terminology, risk factors, presentation, assessment, and diagnosis; intervention and prevention strategies; reporting.

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