BREAKING POINT: THE RUPTURE OF BRIDGING VEINS IN SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME is a 3.5 minute educational medical video consisting of 2D and 3D animations that explain the biomechanics involved in shaken baby syndrome, with a focus on the formation of subdural and subarachnoid hematomas. The video is being utilized as an educational tool in various hospitals, universities and medical-legal cases across the United States, Canada and Europe.
- January 13, 2012, footage from the video was featured in CBC’s investigative documentary television program, The Fifth Estate. Click here to watch the shaken baby syndrome episode (only available in Canada).
- In March 2010, stills from the video were published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.
- In October 2008, Sandra presented the video at the International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome held in Vancouver, British Columbia
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Quotes from users of the video:
“One of the most realistic and easy-to-understand visuals. The visual was so perfectly presented.” RN, Oregon Child Development Coalition
“This video is one of the best I have seen to explain how these injuries are occurring.” Child Death Investigator/Trainer, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, North Carolina
“It’s not only a great teaching tool, but it can also be used during court to better explain the injuries/trauma to children associated with this injury.” Detective, Onslow County Sheriff’s Department
“The DVD is a very helpful tool in teaching the residents and medical students.” M.D., Section of Forensic Pediatrics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital