Nursing: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Never Shake a Baby for Kentucky Nurses

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About the Course

This course presents information to Kentucky nurses regarding pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), including definitions, incidence, cause, risk factors, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and prevention strategies.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT).
  • Identify the significance and incidence of PAHT.
  • Describe risk factors for PAHT.
  • Evaluate the signs and symptoms of PAHT.
  • Explain the pathophysiology and injuries related to PAHT.
  • Discuss documentation and reporting.
  • Explain ways to prevent PAHT.

About the Author:
Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Dr. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN in Nursing from Penn State University and BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care, physical medicine, and rehabilitation settings and has held leadership roles in professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development.

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