Kentucky Required Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma - 19-GANN-F3-0064

Kentucky Required Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

by Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
19-GANN-F3-0064
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.50 CEH)

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Summary:

Pediatric abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome, is a severe form of child abuse that most often involves infants. The term “shaken baby syndrome” has been used for decades to describe abusive head trauma inflicted on infants and young children, but AHT is now the preferred terminology. Shaking an infant can cause neurological injury, but blunt impact, or a combination of shaking and blunt impact, can also cause injury, hence the term AHT. This course explains risk factors, clinical presentation, and physician findings of AHT. It also provides prevention strategies.

Objectives:

The goal of this pediatric abusive head trauma continuing education program is to provide nurses and social workers 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 is 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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, physicians, and social workers.
 
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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This CE activity is accredited for 1.5 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Course Originally Released on: 6/12/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/2/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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