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Course Overview

Pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT), or shaken baby syndrome (SBS), 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. Shaking can cause neurological injury, but blunt impact or a combination of shaking and blunt impact can also cause injury, hence the term AHT. The outcome of this violent action can be complete recovery, permanent brain damage or death. Head injuries are the chief cause of traumatic death and the leading cause of child abuse fatalities in children younger than 2 years of age. Early recognition and diagnosis is essential. EMS professionals often miss the signs and symptoms, which can be attributed to the lack of external signs of abuse. Recognition of high-risk families and education for parents and caregivers are key to prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma.

About the Course Author

Guy Haskell is a paramedic in Bloomington Indiana. He also directs his own law practice and EMS consulting company. A paramedic since 1985, Haskell has written five books and published numerous articles in the field.

Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, Paramedic has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP­BC, a family nurse practitioner, is adjunct faculty at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas. Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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    I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-19-GANN-F3-0064
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    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; Discuss the mechanism of injury of pediatric abusive head trauma and the diagnostic workup and prognosis; Identify the risk factors, clinical presentation and physical findings of pediatric abusive head trauma in children
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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