Kentucky Required Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

by Instructor: Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P; Instructor: Kirtley Ceballos, MSN, RNC-NIC, PCNS-BC; Instructor: Nancy Winouski, MSN, RN, APN, CPNP; Instructor: Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

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 H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P, is a paramedic in Indianapolis, Ind. Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P 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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    1.50HOURS

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    1.50HOURS

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-KRPAHT
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • 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: Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; 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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