Working in a pediatric ED isn't just diagnosing viruses - child abuse/neglect is more prevalent than we'd like to think:
Providers should be mindful of sentinel injuries - injuries without a plausible explanation
Skeletal injuries are the second most common presentation of abuse - certain fractures should raise your suspicion for abuse
Abusive head trauma (formally known as “shaken baby syndrome”)
Chest and abdominal injuries
What can you do to help prevent a missed diagnosis of abuse?