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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
Child Abuse Prevention: Shaken Baby Syndrome

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1. “Pediatric abusive head trauma” is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an injury to the:

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2. Infants are at greater risk than adults to head trauma because their:

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3. According to study findings, a clinician who assesses families for risk of pediatric abusive head trauma finds which situation to present the highest risk?

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4. Which is the most accurate statement regarding clinical presentation and history in cases of possible pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT)?

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5. Which question is not part of a nursing neurological assessment of a child suspected of having an abusive head injury?

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6. A 6-week-old infant is admitted to the emergency department with an altered level of consciousness secondary to “rolling off the bed.” Initial diagnostic studies for ruling out pediatric abusive head trauma will most likely include a head computed tomography scan (CT), a complete blood count, and:

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7. Which injury describes normal developmental patterns of accidental injury in the 0- to 3-year-old age range?

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8. Which is not an evidence-based question to ask oneself in order to distinguish between accidental and abusive injuries when assessing an injured child?

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9. Which is a developmental consequence often seen in children with abusive head trauma?

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10. Which intervention by a healthcare professional is the best example of a primary child abuse prevention strategy?

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11. The Period of PURPLE Crying program’s target population is:

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12. Which is an example of a secondary prevention service for child maltreatment that is commonly provided by a home-visiting program?

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13. Which is a true statement about the reporting of child abuse?

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14. “Reasonable cause” to suspect child abuse or maltreatment requires:

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15. When a mandated reporter fails to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment, it is important to know that:


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