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Non-Accidental Trauma

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About This Course

The Non-Accidental Trauma Course is an online 1 hour course designed to provide training in the recognition and reporting of physical child abuse and abusive head trauma. Boston Children's Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This program is divided into 3 videos. The first video discusses the recognition of physical child abuse, the second discusses abusive head trauma and the third discusses the medical documentation of non-accidental trauma.

A recent study reported that health professionals failed to report child abuse in 20% of cases in which the patient’s injury was indicative of abuse. This lack of recognition and reporting emphasizes the importance of provider training in recognizing signs of child abuse and documentation in such situations. The course material presented is relevant for practitioners in primary care or subspecialty practice.

This course was developed by the OPENPediatrics program at Boston Children's Hospital. To access a free, non-CME version of this course, as well as hundreds of other resources on pediatric care, sign up for a free account on the OPENPediatrics Site.

Instructional Time

1 hour

Cost

USD $25.00

Course Format, Media and Technical Requirements

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

Release/Review/Expiration Dates

Released: 1/8/2016

Reviewed: 1/8/2016

Expires: 1/8/2018

Learning Objectives

  • Conduct a thorough assessment for indicators of physical child abuse
  • Document indications of physical child abuse
  • Describe the challenges of diagnosing Abusive Head Trauma
  • Describe the most common intracranial findings associated with Abusive Head Trauma
  • Describe the characteristics of subdural hemorrhages in Abusive Head Trauma
  • Describe the pediatric patients most at risk to suffer from Abusive Head Trauma
  • Describe the importance of medical documentation, particularly in cases of non-accidental trauma
  • Outline key aspects of the history to obtain and strategies for documenting observations in neutral language
  • Describe and document physical exam findings appropriately in instances of suspected non-accidental trauma
  • Explain the role of medical documentation in the legal setting in cases of non-accidental trauma
  • Statement of Need/Target Audience

    A recent study reported that health professionals failed to report child abuse in 20% of cases in which the patient's injury was indicative of abuse. This lack of recognition and reporting emphasizes the importance of provider training in recognizing signs of child abuse and documentation in such situations.

    Target Audience:

  • MDs and Trainees
  • Pediatric MDs and Trainees
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (ICU) MDs and Trainees
  • Accreditation/Designation Statements

    Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston Children's Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.00 ABP MOC Part 2 points in the American Board of Pediatrics'(ABP), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP, ABIM and ABA MOC credit.

    The following Enduring Material: Non-Accidental Trauma meets the requirement for 1.0 Risk Management Credits proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I.

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

    Instructors

    David Mooney, MD, MPH

    Director of Trauma Center, Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

    Celeste R. Wilson, MD

    Assistant in Medicine, Child Protection Team, Boston Children's Hospital
    Associate in Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

    Kelly Haynes, RN, JD

    Associate General Counsel, Boston Children's Hospital

    Disclosures

    In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

    Instructor Disclosures

    No disclosures to report:

    David Mooney, Celeste Wilson, Kelly Haynes

    Content Reviewers

    Lesley Niccolini

    Commercial Support Disclosure

    This program receives no commercial support.

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    1. Course Number

      BCH.AN004-OP
    2. Classes Start

      Aug 01, 2016
    3. Classes End

      Jan 08, 2018
    4. Estimated Effort

      01.00
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