Unexplained Injury in Infants V3.2


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A Guideline to enable management of infants with an unexplained injury so that:

  • Appropriate medical investigations and management can take place
  • The infant’s safety can be assured
  • Safeguarding procedures are carried out in a timely and comprehensive way
  • Parents are treated with respect given full information and are clear about management plans
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Clinical Guidelines
This guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.