Lightning Learning: Non-Accidental Injury

Lightning Learning: Non-Accidental Injury

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of EVERY member of staff in the NHS.”
— advice is based on local guidelines & procedures
 

What?

Non-accidental injury, physical abuse, child maltreatment

Suspect implausible, inadequate or inconsistent explanations.

Inspect physical features of injury, such as...

  • Shape and pattern of bruising, bites, lacerations, thermal injury

  • Age of fracture, multiple fractures

Consider:

  • Intracranial injury without accidental major trauma

  • Retina haemorrhage

  • Genital infections, pregnancy or groin injury

Why?

It is estimated 1-in-14 children have been physically abused in the UK (NSPCC).

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of EVERY member of staff in the NHS.

  • Recognise the signs of child abuse

  • Respond using a Traffic Light System

  • Refer to the appropriate specialty or service

  • Responsibility to act on all your concerns

 
Lightning Learning: SCIWORA

Lightning Learning: SCIWORA

Cards Against Orthopaedics

Cards Against Orthopaedics