Inadequately explained injury(Child abuse)
Abusive head trauma
- Define the different types of child maltreatment
- List the risk factors for child maltreatment
- Recognize normal and abnormal patterns of injury in children
Overview & Foundational Knowledge
|Flaherty EG et al. The Pediatrician’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention. Pediatrics 2010: 126 (4): 833-841
Good article describing the role of physicians in prevention of child maltreatment. Includes risk factors for maltreatment.
|Maguire S. Which injuries may indicate child abuse? Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2010 95: 170-177.
Overview article in BMJ.
|Christian CW et al. The Evaluation of Suspected Child Physical Abuse. Pediatrics 2015: 135 (5): e1337e1355
Good guidelines outlining evaluation of children where physical abuse is suspected.
|Jenny C et al. The Evaluation of Children in the Primary Care Setting When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected. Pediatrics 2013:132 (2): e558-e567.
Good guideline describing evaluation of children when sexual abuse is suspected.
|The medical assessment of bruising in suspected child maltreatment cases: A clinical perspective.
Canadian Pediatric Society statement (2013) on medical assessment of bruising in suspected child maltreatment
Virtual Patients or Cases
|Altered Level of Consciousness.
Access through https://www.pedscases.com
Patient case on altered level of consciousness.