Child maltreatment awareness for prehospital providers

Int J Trauma Nurs. 2002 Jul-Sep;8(3):81-3. doi: 10.1067/mtn.2002.126365.


Child abuse continues to go undetected by hospital-based health care providers because clues may exist exclusively in the child's home. Emergency personnel are in the unique position of being able to assess the home environment. An educational intervention was developed to increase the prehospital providers' awareness of how to assess, report, and document suspected child maltreatment based on findings in the home.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis*
  • Emergency Medical Technicians / education*
  • Humans
  • Program Development / economics
  • Program Development / methods*