Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: An Ongoing Challenge in 2022

Author(s): Mullen Jodi E

Contact Hours 1.10

CERP A 1.10

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Neurology, Patient Safety

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Determining whether a child is the victim of abuse can be challenging. Nurses need a level of suspicion to identify patterns of injury suggesting abusive trauma while formulating a management plan and executing interventions during this complex care situation. This intermediate session utilizes a case study approach to identify the manifestations of abusive head trauma, new updated guidelines on traumatic brain injury management and strategies for teamwork that optimizes outcomes.


  • Analyze clinical presentation and common injury patterns associated with pediatric abusive head trauma.
  • Formulate evidence-based management strategies for victims of abusive head trauma and their families.
  • Identify strategies to reduce the harm and improve outcomes for the victim of abusive head trauma.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.10 contact hours.

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