Identifying non-accidental injury in children presenting to A&E departments: an overview of the literature.

@article{Sanders2005IdentifyingNI,
  title={Identifying non-accidental injury in children presenting to A&E departments: an overview of the literature.},
  author={Tom Sanders and Cathy Cobley},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
BACKGROUND The need for an effective system of child protection, which is able to detect children at risk of physical abuse, has never been more urgent. The level of reporting of non-accidental injury (NAI) in young children is lower than would be expected from official statistics, which means that Accident and Emergency (A and E) nurses and clinicians have a special responsibility to improve detection of possible abuse, in what has become a very challenging area of medicine. AIMS In this… CONTINUE READING

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