Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference: For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference: For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

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Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference: For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference is a perfect field guide for investigators and clinicians. Portable and pocket-sized, this text is a valuable resource for recognizing and diagnosing head injuries, identifying children at risk, and implementing preventive measures. The full-color clinical photography provides unmatched case examples for forensic exams, and the condensed format delivers vital information, covering topics on abusive head trauma that include shaken baby syndrome and ophthalmology. This easy-to-browse quick reference is a vital tool and a must-have for medical examiners, pediatricians, forensic nurses, ER staff, and investigators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781878060570
Publisher: STM Learning, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Edition description: Spiral-bound
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lori Frasier, MD, FAAP
Lori Frasier is the medical director of Medical Assessment at the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Formerly, she was an assistant professor of Child Health and the director of the Child Protection Program and Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kay Rauth-Farley, MD, FAAP
Kay Rauth-Farley is a board certified pediatrician specializing in forensic pediatrics (child abuse and neglect evaluation). Dr. Farley received her education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned BS and MS degrees in biology and, in 1979, her MD. Dr. Farley completed pediatric postgraduate training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1982 and then practiced general pediatrics for seven years.

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD, FAAP
Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. In addition, he is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health's Children's Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Robert Parrish, JD
Rob Parrish began his legal career in the Utah Attorney General's Office in 1980. In 1983, after representing the Utah Department of Public Safety as its sole counsel andpresenting criminal appeals before the Utah Supreme Court, he became a prosecutor and managed trials of all kinds before specializing in child abuse prosecution in the late 1980s.

Table of Contents

1. Recognizing Intentional and Unintentional Head Injuries
2. Biomechanics
3. Neuroradiology
4. Neurosurgery
5. Ophthalmology
6. Associated Injuries
7. Medical Disorders That Mimic Abusive Head Trauma
8. Nursing Care
9. Social Services
10. Autopsy Findings
11. Forensic Investigations
12. Prosecution and Courtroom Issues
13. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Abusive Head Trauma
14. Prevention and Education

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