This module covers the concepts and interventions related to pediatric child abuse. Content includes topics such as recognition of risk for abuse, understanding gross-motor development, recognition of “red flags,” distinguishing bruising patterns, burn characteristics, and recognition of potential exposure to illicit substances.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Recognize signs and symptoms associated with physical abuse in infants and children
2. Describe the appropriate approach to the diagnostic evaluation for physical abuse in infants and children
3. Demonstrate systems-based components of caring for an infant or a child with physical abuse
4. Recognize patient presentations suggestive of human trafficking