This course meets the requirement for coursework and training in pediatric abusive head trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome. ATrain Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education through the Kentucky Board of Registered Nursing.
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Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Contact hours: 2.5
Expiration date: September 1, 2023
Course price: $25
This course defines shaken baby syndrome (SBS) and abusive head injury (AHT); reports on Kentucky law regarding child abuse, neglect, and physical injury; presents triggers and risk factors for SBS; summarizes the clinical presentation and diagnosis of SBS; and discusses intervention strategies and education campaigns to prevent abuse
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
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When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Define pediatric abusive head injury and shaken baby syndrome.
- Comment on the evolution of society’s recognition of child abuse and explain the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
- Explain the definitions of abuse, neglect, and physical injury in Kentucky law.
- Relate the child maltreatment reporting requirements under Kentucky law.
- Outline the incidence of abusive head trauma in the U.S. and in Kentucky.
- Describe the most common triggers and risk factors for shaking a baby and summarize factors that protect against pediatric abusive head trauma.
- Summarize the clinical presentation and diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome.
- Discuss intervention strategies and educational campaigns intended to prevent SBS.
- Compare and contrast the primary schools of thought concerning the degree and type of force needed to cause the injuries seen in SBS.