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Pediatric Closed Head Trauma
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
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.

Release Date: 02/06/2009
Termination Date: 02/06/2012

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity 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.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
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.

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