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.
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.
This course is intended for physicians.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
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