CE Credit

Pediatric Head Injury: Overview


Welcome to the training on Pediatric Head Injury: Overview provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.0 CE

Pediatric Head Injury includes three companion modules, each offering a continuing education credit of 1.0 hours. You are encouraged to enroll in the complete package of modules:

  1. Pediatric Head Injury: Overview
  2. Pediatric Head Injury: Abusive Head Trauma
  3. Pediatric Head Injury: Concussion


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to identify, treat, and prevent pediatric head trauma, including common minor and traumatic injuries, abusive head trauma, and concussions.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Appraise different types of pediatric head injuries, including mild head trauma, traumatic brain injury (TBI), abusive head trauma (AHT), and concussion.
  2. Evaluate major causes of pediatric head injury and determine who is most at risk for such injury.
  3. Assess the signs and symptoms of head trauma to determine appropriate examination, tests, and monitoring for diagnosis.
  4. Employ appropriate prevention, treatment, and management strategies for pediatric head injuries.

Note: For the purposes of this module, the term "parents" also refers to guardians and other caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 8/11/2018.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, glasgowcomascale.org, John Hopkins Medicine, Medicine.net, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.