JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL AFN WEBINAR WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHRISTINE FOOTE-LUCERO
Excited to kick off our 2022 Webinar Series! Join your colleagues at The Academy for this Members Only Webinar!
Non-accidental trauma (NAT) is a leading cause of childhood traumatic injury and death in the United States. However, it can be difficult to diagnose, and having a high index of suspicion is important to correctly identify abuse. In a landmark report in 2017, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that around 123,000 children were victims of NAT, and 715 of these children died.
Victims of NAT face a significant risk of subsequent events of abuse. In one study, victims who were previously treated for NAT had a 24.5% mortality rate, whereas victims who were only treated once had a 9.9% mortality rate. It is important for the healthcare provider to correctly identify risk factors and injury patterns in NAT so that authorities can take appropriate legal action to remove the child from an unsafe environment in the case of proven abuse.
Geared toward forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department/healthcare providers.
Don't miss your opportunity to:
- Identify red flags for each type of child abuse.
- Learn how to state an assessment finding of a NAT burn.
- Discuss injury patterns that could be an indicator of NAT.