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Pediatrics: Development of a Systematic Protocol to Identify Victims of Non-Accidental Trauma
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Release Date: 4/23/2020
Expiration Date: 11/29/2025
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Pediatrics: Development of a Systematic Protocol to Identify Victims of Non-Accidental Trauma
Program Overview
The purpose of the TCAA course, Pediatrics: Development of a Systematic Protocol to Identify Victims of Non-Accidental Trauma (a previous live webinar), is to provide current research data on child fatalities, red flags and systematic screening programs for detecting non-accidental trauma in pediatric patients. 

Estimated completion time: 60 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Recognize that 48% of child fatalities each year are a result of physical abuse
2. Recognize that the majority of these children are < 4 years old
3. Discuss the fact that only 56% of cases are evaluated by a pediatric surgeon
4. Identify the risk factors and systematic screening programs that may help avoid escalation injuries which contribute to worse outcomes

Faculty Presenter: Dr. Mauricio A. Escobar

Presenter Bio

Mauricio A. “Tony” Escobar, Jr. MD, FACS, FAAP, is a Pediatric Surgeon at Mary Bridge Children’s in Tacoma, WA, and Medical Director of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma. He is currently Chief of Staff at Mary Bridge Children’s. He graduated from Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas, after completing his undergraduate studies at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.  He completed his Surgical Residency at Indiana University where he served as the Chief Resident his final year.  He then completed his Pediatric Surgical Residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, once again serving as Chief Resident his final year.  He has numerous academic and professional honors.  Dr. Escobar has published 27 peer-reviewed articles, seven clinical textbook chapters, and presented at multiple national and international surgical meetings.  He is board certified in General Surgery with added qualifications in Pediatric Surgery. 

US Department of Health and Human Services. Child maltreatment 2011. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau (2012).

Larimer EL, Fallon SC, Westfall J, Frost M, Wesson DE, Naik-Mathuria BJ. The importance of surgeon involvement in the evaluation of non-accidental trauma patients. J Pediatr Surg 2013 Jun;48(6):1357-62.

Hurme T, Alanko S, Anttila P, Juven T, Svedstrom E. Risk factors for physical abuse in infants and toddlers. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec;18(6):387-91.

Martrille L, Cattaneo C, Dorandeu A, Baccin E. A multicentre and prospective study of suspected cases of child physical abuse. Int J Legal Med. 2006 Mar;120(2):73-8
Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. Martin Schrieber
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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