Pediatric Trauma: Identifying Child Abuse


Online WebEx hosted by the Emergency Education Center

For more information:

Contact Cory Hromatko at or (608) 263-8795.

Audience: EMS and Prehospital Providers


Online Education Night – Identifying Child Abuse


Child abuse that goes undetected can have devastating consequences.


Unfortunately, when cases of severely injured children are reviewed, approximately 50 percent of the children had injuries that were missed by health care providers. These warning signs, or sentinel injuries are often subtle and can be easily mistaken for normal childhood bumps and bruises.


During this education event, we will review findings that are concerning for abuse and give participants tools to use to advocate for these children. We will provide information about Wisconsin requirements for mandatory reporters including some case studies specific to prehospital scenarios. You’ll be given a foundation of the major types of child maltreatment (different types of abuse and neglect) and describe the applicable state regulations specific to Wisconsin.


Presenter: Ben Eithun, director of Pediatric Trauma, Children’s Surgery, Injury Prevention and Child Protection

The event is free, and CEUs will be provided for EMS providers.


Register for Pediatric Trauma Education on Sept. 24


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