Neurotrauma in infants. Shaken impact syndrome (inflicted head injury).


In summary, inflicted cerebral trauma is a devastating but ultimately preventable brain injury caused by unique physiologic mechanisms that result in a distinctive pattern of injury. Nurses in a variety of settings, from the clinic and emergency room to the pediatric intensive care unit, play a major role in the identification, documentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ICT. The nurse's unique training also promotes prevention education and nonjudgmental support of the family.

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@article{Wallis2000NeurotraumaII, title={Neurotrauma in infants. Shaken impact syndrome (inflicted head injury).}, author={W H Wallis and Greg Goodman}, journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America}, year={2000}, volume={12 4}, pages={489-98} }