Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma - OT656

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

by Nancy Winouski, MSN, RN, APN, CPNP and Kirtley Ceballos, MSN, RNC-NIC, PCNS-BC
OT656
(4.4 / 172 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.15 AOTA CEU)

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Price: $27.00
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Summary:

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. Early recognition and diagnosis is essential. Healthcare 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.

Objectives:

This course has been approved for 2 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2013 and 2014.
 
The goal of this pediatric abusive head trauma continuing education program is to provide nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers information about the incidence, mechanism of injury, risk factors, clinical presentation, physical findings, prognosis, and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma in infants and children. (Note: The term “shaken baby syndrome” will also be used; it is widely used in the literature and 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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 6/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/24/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/24/2018

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.

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Doressa P - CENTRAL CITY, KY  ·  Oct 14, 2016
Very informative for the reader. Great information to know for future treatments
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Kortney G - Little Rock, AR  ·  Oct 11, 2016
thanks so much for this course!
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Lisa B - Austin, TX  ·  Jul 05, 2016
Informative especially about results
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Amy A - Millsboro, DE  ·  May 03, 2016
I learned some new information
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Angela O - Huntington, WV  ·  Apr 28, 2016
Very informative on the sins, and medical testing, as well as management of the injury
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Price: $27.00
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