Kirsten Bechtel, M.D.
Dr. Bechtel is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department and a member of the DART Team (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Team) at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
Within the past 12 months, Dr. Bechtel reports no conflicts of interest.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the demographics of children with abusive and accidental head trauma
- Discuss the radiation risks in children exposed to computed tomography
- Discuss the use of biomarkers as a potential means to determine which children are at risk for ICI after CHT and might best benefit from computed tomography
- List the clinical signs and symptoms of ICI in children after accidental closed head trauma
- Describe the clinical spectrum of symptoms and signs of abusive head trauma, and its association with other injuries (retinal, skeletal)
- Discuss the neurological outcomes of abusive and accidental head trauma.