Domestic Violence Advocacy: Florida Update - CMEZ60133

Domestic Violence Advocacy: Florida Update

by Sheila Ann Medina, DNP, MBA
(4.5 / 4842 ratings )

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

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 24 people experience physical violence, rape, or stalking in the United States every minute. Only 3% of women who are murdered at home are killed by strangers. On average, more than 3 women and 1 man are victims of homicide from intimate partner violence (IPV) every day in the United States. Intimate partner homicide accounted for 30% of the murders of women and 5% of the murders of men. This educational activity will provide healthcare professionals with information about the identification and management of victims of domestic violence also known as IPV.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the identification and management of victims of domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV) and to meet Florida’s state mandatory continuing education requirements in domestic violence. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in IPV.
  • Define the differences between 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 IPV.
  • Describe at least 2 assessment observations that are integral when charting on injuries that may have been sustained through IPV.
  • Identify the correct procedure for safely asking potential victims of IPV if they have been abused.
  • Recognize that IPV occurs in relationships of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (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.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/29/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/27/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/27/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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rigoberto f - Palmetto Bay, FL  ·  Apr 07, 2020
All topics I have reviewed from you are extremely important because they happen on a daily basis and very frequent and it's health public issue worldwide, and we have to know ho to face these issues in order to prevent further damage to our patients and the society
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Samer G - Jacksonville, FL  ·  Apr 05, 2020
Excellent summary and very useful information
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Wendy V - Phoenixville, PA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
great overview of all types of IPV
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Rohan S - PEMBROKE PINES, FL  ·  Apr 01, 2020
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donald d - Sebring, FL  ·  Mar 25, 2020
It was to the point and pertinent to the subject.
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Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00