Domestic Violence in Adults and Children - CMEZ08

Domestic Violence in Adults and Children

by Theodora B. Aggeles, RN, BA and Scott Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Assoc. Prof. (CME Contributor/Reviewer) and Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer)
CMEZ08
(4.4 / 78 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Between 2003 and 2012, 21% of all violent victimizations were the result of domestic violence, according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. Serious violence occurred 36% of the time and simple assault 64% of the time. Healthcare professionals encounter victims of domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV) regardless of where they work. Those who practice in offices, hospitals, clinics, homes or hospices must be aware that living with domestic violence may be part of a patient’s daily life. Even though education for healthcare professionals and routine screening of patients in EDs is mandated, many abused people will slip through the cracks. Healthcare professionals are in a position to help victims.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to provide health professionals with current information about the identification and management of victims of domestic violence or intimate-partner violence (IPV). After you study the information provided, you will be able to —

  • Define physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in intimate-partner violence.
  • Recognize signs of possible emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in adults, teens, children, and the elderly.
  • Identify the importance of direct and indirect questioning in screening all patients for abuse.
  • Describe at least two assessment observations that are integral when charting on injuries that may have been sustained through intimate-partner violence
  • Recognize that a judgmental attitude when approaching a possible victim of abuse may prevent that person from divulging intimate-partner violence, which could be an underlying cause of their injury or illness.
  • Discuss that domestic violence occurs in relationships from all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and in same sex relationships.
 

 
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This course is intended for physicians.
 
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Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/3/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/3/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/3/2015

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Jennifer M - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Aug 29, 2017
in today's ER this is an excellent review to have being surrounded by nursing homes and children caring for their parents and the amount of time EMS or our Er has had to call APS
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Salome H - riverview, FL  ·  Aug 15, 2017
The topic was educational and thought provoking.
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Samantha S - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Aug 14, 2017
A great review of an important issue. Also, I liked that it was put in a story form to give a good example of a potential common situation that as healthcare providers we may see.
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William P - Avondale, PA  ·  Aug 10, 2017
Nice course that offered great information and a great review.
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Desmond F - Royal Palm Beach, FL  ·  Jul 02, 2017
Will help prevent ID, and refer to appropriate agencies as indicated
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