Child Abuse 2023: Diagnostic and Management Guidelines

Author(s): Jodi Mullen

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Patient Safety

Population: Pediatric

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

About 620,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect yearly, and nearly 1,750 die from their injuries. This intermediate session offers a comprehensive overview of child physical abuse. Research data and expert recommendations inform diagnostic evaluation and injury management. Participants diagnose and manage both straightforward and complex cases of physical child abuse through case study scenarios and leave with strategies to formulate a patient and family management plan.


  • Identify the clinical presentation and injury patterns associated with pediatric inflicted trauma.
  • Propose radiographic and laboratory diagnostic testing and management guidelines for child abuse victims.
  • Analyze common issues associated with caring for child abuse victims and their families.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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