Shaken Baby Syndrome Research Paper

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Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a shocking phenomenon that is increasingly recognized as one of the most severe forms of child abuse, with very high rates of morbidity (more than 50%) and mortality (15%-38%) among children under 1 year (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP], 2001; King, MacKay, Sirnick, & the Canadian Shaken Baby Study Group, 2003; Ward, Bennett, & King, 2004). Shaken baby syndrome is responsible for the majority of deaths that are due to child abuse (King et al.; Morad et al., 2004). About 75% of survivors suffer neurological, cognitive, developmental, or psychological sequels, and severe functional cerebral palsy-type sequel occur in 60% of survivors (Bonnier et al., 2003; Karandikar, Coles, Jayawant, & Kemp, 2004; King et al.;…show more content…
Therefore we must teach caregivers how to cope with a crying baby. Babies cry to communicate, and most babies cry for several hours a day. It is the caregiver’s job to learn how to cope with a crying baby, not to make the baby stop crying. It is our responsibility as a nurse to ensure that all caregivers receive information on the dangers of shaking babies and are taught options for dealing with a crying baby. Prevention information should be given to parents at the time of their baby’s birth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate parents’ and nurses’ opinions regarding the adequacy of an educational program on shaken baby syndrome: the Perinatal Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program (PSBSPP). Introduction The definition of Shaken Baby Syndrome is a collective term for internal head injury; a baby or young child sustains from being violently shaken. First described in medical literature in 1972, 50,000 US children are affected each year. SBS is the leading cause of traumatic death in children, and of child abuse cases. It more often occurs in boys, ranging from birth to five years of age, although the age group that is at greatest risk for injury is newborn to four months…show more content…
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