CE Credit

Pediatric Head Injury: Abusive Head Trauma


Welcome to the training on Pediatric Head Injury: Abusive Head Trauma 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. Evaluate risk factors for abusive head trauma and the warning signs of abuse in young children.
  2. Determine appropriate treatment, management, and reporting in cases of suspected abusive head trauma.
  3. Recommend key techniques to help parents and caregivers prevent abusive head trauma in an infant.

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.