Medical History for Shaken Baby Syndrome
During a medical history for
shaken baby syndrome, the doctor will ask questions
about the child's symptoms and general health. The doctor also usually seeks
information about the family and caregivers to try to determine whether the
child has been hurt and when the injuries may have occurred.
Questions about symptoms
- What symptoms have you noticed? How long has
the child had them?
- Has the child had any fevers recently or other
signs of illness?
- Has the child had any recent injuries or
Questions about family members and caregivers
- Who has been caring for the
- How do other children in the home behave toward the
- Do any family members have any physical or mental health
- What support does the caregiver have?
are the caregiver's expectations about how young children should behave?
- Has the child been given any medications
- Were there any difficulties during the child's
- How do you manage crying, toilet training, and
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||February 16, 2011|