The purpose of this course is to raise awareness and provide healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to quickly and accurately identify pediatric abusive head trauma and to intervene in cases of abuse, which should decrease the morbidity and mortality experienced by the victims. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the history and epidemiology of pediatric abusive head trauma.
2. Describe mechanisms and clinical presentations of pediatric head injuries resulting from abuse.
3. Identify and treat various types of head trauma that may present in pediatric victims of abuse.
4. Recognize signs and symptoms necessary to diagnose abuse in infants and children, and discuss the process of reporting abuse.
5. Access resources and devise a strategy for education and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma.
This 2-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.