Non-accidental trauma - NAT - child abuse (0 - 18 years) - Curbside Non-accidental trauma - NAT - child abuse (0 - 18 years) - Curbside
Non-accidental trauma - NAT - child abuse (0 - 18 years)
Editors: Dan Imler, MD, Courtney Hallum, MD
Inclusion Criteria  (Any one criteria present)
  • Any clinical suspicion of abuse
  • Subdural hemorrhage in child less than 2 years
  • Suspicious burns (patterend, widely sperated or bilateral, different stages of healing, unusual areas such as backs of hands, torso or buttocks)
  • Any widespread retinal hemorrhage
  • Any injury without trauma history in child less than 2 years (head trauma, long bone fractures, etc.)
  • Any bruise in an infant < 4 months old or non-mobile child, OR bruising of the torso, neck or ears in children < 4 years without trauma history
Exclusion Criteria
  • Obvious nonabusive cause of injury

Treat appropriately

Medicine is a personal and ever changing science where providers of medical care have a responsibility to use the most recent and reliable information to guide their patients. Curbside allows medical providers to create and distribute clinical pathways to improve the care provided at their institutions. However, there is the constant potential for human error, changes in medical sciences or patient specific variables that may not be taken into account in these pathways. Therefore, Curbside cannot warrant that the information contained in these resources is accurate or complete and are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All users of Curbside should confirm the information provided here with other trusted sources and consult with expert health providers before making any health care decision.