Non-Accidental Injuries (NAI, Child Abuse)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

 

Types of Abuse

-  Physical

-  Emotional

-  Sexual

-  Verbal

-  +/- Financial

 

Injuries

-  Porcelain sparing burns

-  Shaken Baby Syndrome

-  Bruising

-  Wound: Laceration, bites

-  Fractures

 

Ix

-  Full body examination: head to toe, ENT

-  X-rays: suspected facture/s

-  +/- skeletal survey

-  +/- Bone scan

-  Coagulation screen: APTT, INR, vWF

 

Mx

-  Mandatory Reporting

-  Legal obligation to notify Child Protection Services

-  Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service

-  1300 66 11 42 (24, 7)

-  www.vfpms.org.au

-  Request for clinical photography

-  Genital exams in young women/girls

-  Consider PTSD