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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2.5 hours

Course Summary

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 Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  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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