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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 2.5
Price: $7.48
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 12/11/2017
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Course Description
Abusive head trauma has a high rate of occurrence in the United States. It is a major cause of physical injury and death in children. Clinicians need to be aware of the risk factors and to be prepared to pursue a careful history and physical examination early in the evaluation period when care has been sought to avoid serious complications of injuries associated with abusive head trauma. Additionally, prevention strategies and support for parents to seek help to avoid child abuse are discussed.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Statistics Of Child Abuse
  3. Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Defined
  4. Mechanisms Of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
  5. Risk Factors Of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
  6. Clinical Presentation Of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
    1. Retinal Hemorrhage and Other Ocular Damage
    2. Subdural Hemorrhage
    3. Fractures
    4. Encephalopathy
  7. Diagnostic Testing And Consultation
  8. Management And Prevention
  9. Summary
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