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Goal and Learning Outcomes

Pediatric abusive head trauma, also known as “shaken baby syndrome,” is a severe form of child abuse that most often affects infants. Historically multiple terms have been used to describe the condition, but abusive head trauma (AHT) is now the preferred term. Shaking an infant can cause neurological injury but blunt impact is also an important cause of this injury. 
This course explains the history, challenges of diagnosis, risk factors, and long-term effects of pediatric abusive head trauma. It also explains the clinical presentation, including the mechanism of injury, characteristic and non-specific signs and symptoms along with components of a child abuse workup. 

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In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



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