Purpose: Nurses need to be aware of the complications of Shaken Baby Syndrome to educate the public on this preventable injury and possible cause of death. Nurses will be sensitive to the need for assessment of abusive head trauma and for educating all individuals to prevent injury or death of children.
Upon completion of this Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT) course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the major characteristics of abusive head trauma in children
- Discuss the incidence and etiology of PAHT
- Identify characteristics within the child, parent and environment that increase the risk for PAHT
- Discuss the pathophysiology of PAHT
- Identify signs and symptoms of PAHT
- Outline the nurse's role in the prevention of PAHT
Target Audience: All nurses with all levels of education including nurse practitioners
Faculty: Carrie Gordy, APRN, MSN, P-BC, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Disclosure: Carrie Gordy, APRN, MSN, P-BC, has nothing to disclose
KBN Number: 3-0008-01-13-348. Meets KBN requirements for all nurses as defined in KRS 620.020.
Requirements for Credit: Participants must complete the content online, take the post-test and evaluation, and then print their certificate of completion.
Expiration date: December 31, 2013
ANCC Accreditation Statement: The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.5 ANCC contact hours. The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves the University of Kentucky College of Nursing as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-01-13- 348. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form and submit a credit application. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.