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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Training (PAHT)

KBEMS has mandated that all emergency medical responders be trained in the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma, commonly called shaken baby syndrome, as required by KRS 311A.120. Effective December 31, 2015 all emergency medical responders must maintain documentation of completion of a KBEMS approved PAHT course that is less than five years old. Legislation passed in 2019 changed the requirement to completion of 1 hour of approved PAHT training every two years.

KY Board of EMS Approved PAHT Courses:

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For PAHT Instructors:

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