Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
Author: Jennifer McAnally, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Noah Carpenter, MD, Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, M. Lys Hunt, LICSW
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Course Created: 2021
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Jennifer McAnally, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Noah Carpenter, MD, Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, M. Lys Hunt, LICSW
JENNIFER MCANALLY, DNP, PMHNP-BC - Jennifer McAnally holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and specializes in the field of family psychiatry. She has worked in child and adult mental health and substance use treatment settings for over 10 years. She worked previously in academic research settings and as the medical device division manager of a biomedical firm and tissue bank. She has also worked in regulatory oversight of Medicaid programs at the state level. Jennifer’s earlier degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with emphasis on whole-genome bioinformatics, both from Montana State University. Jennifer is a passionate activist in the field of mental health services, and is dedicated as a mother of two children, to family and to her community in Montana.
Noah Carpenter, MD - Dr. Noah Carpenter is a Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgeon. He completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and medical school and training at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Carpenter completed surgical residency and fellowship at the University of Edmonton and Affiliated Hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, and an additional Adult Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has specialized in microsurgical techniques, vascular endoscopy, laser and laparoscopic surgery in Brandon, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and in Colorado, Texas, and California. Dr. Carpenter has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary, and was appointed a Citizen Ambassador to China, and has served as a member of the Native Physicians Association of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, the Canada Science Council, and the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, among others. He has been an inspiration to youth, motivating them to understand the importance of achieving higher education.
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW – Dr. Teresa Crowe is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University and teaches practice, theory, and research in the MSW program. Her recent research focuses on deaf and hard of hearing populations, especially in the areas of behavioral health, intimate partner violence, telemental health, and help-seeking.
M. Lys Hunt, LICSW – M. Lys Hunt is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been practicing social work for over 20 years. She earned her Master’s Degree from the Boston University School of Social Work and completed a post graduate fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical work specializes in the areas of mental health and child and family welfare.
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Pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), commonly known as shaken baby syndrome, is a form of child abuse that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of the prevalence, and skilled recognition and prevention, of PAHT is important for clinicians in such pediatric settings as day cares, neonatal service centers, and home visiting, and also in emergency departments and general practice settings. The course discusses the mechanisms of injuries, the risk factors for PAHT, the clinical characteristics for specific injuries, perpetration, and prevention methods. This will aid clinicians with detection, diagnosis, and prevention of PAHT. The course then also discusses the mandatory reporting of PAHT and other suspected child abuse.
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- Explain pediatric head trauma and child abuse in infants and young children.
- Recognize the risk factors for pediatric abusive head trauma.
- Describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis of pediatric abusive head trauma.
- Explain the reporting, management, and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma.
- Incidence and Recognition
- Child Abuse in Infants and Young Children
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Patterns and Risk Factors
- Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis
- Reducing and Preventing
- Case Examples
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