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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, 3rd Edition is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 2 Contact Hours.

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and implement interventions for children with suspected or diagnosed Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT) and their families. By recognizing predisposing factors and identifying persons at risk for perpetrating PAHT, healthcare professionals can be instrumental in initiating needed preventative education. This course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who work with children or their families. Additionally, this course meets Kentucky’s continuing education requirement on pediatric abusive head trauma.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss the epidemiology and nomenclature of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT).
• Identify anatomical factors predisposing infants and young children to significant head injuries.
• Describe pervasive motives for child maltreatment, injuries commonly associated with PAHT, and the signs and potential long-term sequelae of PAHT.
• Discuss questioning, physical assessment, and diagnostic techniques for obtaining information about a potential victim of PAHT.
• Identify treatments and interventions that should be used for a suspected victim of PAHT, and the professional and personal obligations of a suspecting clinician.
• Describe the legalities of identifying PAHT and strategies used to increase PAHT recognition, awareness, and prevention.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Pediatrics Neurology, Trauma

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Activity Fee : USD $17.95

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