Physical Abuse of Children: Identification, Evaluation, and Management in the Emergency Department Setting - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports - Sep 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency and pediatric physicians.


AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.5 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for up to 2.5 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Ohio State University;
Attending Physician
Columbus Children's Hospital;
Associate Pediatric Medical Director

CME Question Reviewer
Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Medical Director
Pediatric Inpatient Services
Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
Pediatric Hospital Physicians of North Texas, PA
Plano, Texas

N. Ewen Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA

Bronwyn Baz, MD
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA

Peer Reviewer
Kristen Bechtel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


  • Physical Abuse of Children: Identification, Evaluation, and Management in the Emergency Department Setting


  • quickly recognize or increase index of suspicion for specific conditions
  • describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, historical and physical examination findings associated with the entity discussed
  • correctly formulate a differential diagnosis and perform necessary diagnostic tests
  • apply state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques (including the implications of pharmacologic therapy discussed) to patients with the particular medical problems discussed
  • provide patients with any necessary discharge instructions

Financial Disclosure:

In order to reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP, editor-in-chief, Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP (CME question reviewer), N. Ewen Wang, MD (author), Bronwyn Baz, MD (author), and Kristen Bechtel, MD (peer reviewer) report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

Copyright 2007 AHC Media. All rights reserved.