Health Shaken Baby Syndrome Paper

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Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) when a baby is diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome is because of abuse from either the parent or other guardian. If the child is vigorously shaken or striking the child's head against a surface.
In many cases the caregiver cannot get the baby to stop crying and out of frustration or anger will shake the child to make it shut up. Although at first the baby will cry more, he or she may stop crying as the brain is damaged. About 70 % of these cases are committed by males usually the child's father or the mothers boyfriend, often someone in his early 20’s. Anyone really has the potential to shake a baby especially if he or she cannot handle stressful situations. Substance abuse often plays a role in shaken baby syndrome. when so
Dalton Blomgren meone shakes a baby there head rotates uncontrollably. This is because the child's neck muscles are not well developed and cannot support the child's head. This violent movement pitches the child's brain back and forth within the child's skull, sometimes rupturing blood vessels and nerves throughout the brain and tearing the brain tissue. The brain might strike the inside of the skull, causing bruising and bleeding to the brain. The damage can be even greater when a shaking episode and with an impact (hitting a wall or crib mattress, for example), because the force of acceleration and deceleration associated with an impact are so strong. After the shaking, swelling in the brain can cause enormous pressure within the skull, compressing the blood vessels and increasing overall injury to the child's delicate brain structure. Normal interaction with a child, like bouncing the baby on the knee or tossing the baby up in the air, will not cause these injuries. But its important to never shake a baby under any circumstances. Shaken baby syndrome, also called abusive head trauma can also be caused by direct blows to the head, dropping or throwing the child, or…