Nursing: Child Abuse: Identification, Management, and Reporting
35.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Child abuse has the potential to cause long-term physical and psychological health issues and even death. Child abuse comes in many forms: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and fictitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA). Nurses are mandated reporters of child abuse and must report any suspected child abuse to child protective services (CPS). If this is not something that most nurses do everyday, they may have many questions.  This course presents the most common types of abuse, characteristics of each type of abuse, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and management of abuse. An overview of policies in the United States toward abuse and mandated reporting of child abuse is presented. The course will help nurses recognize the signs of child abuse so they can intervene in a timely manner to help save a child’s life.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the major categories of child abuse and the most common types of child abuse in the United States.
  • Explain the importance of reporting to child protective services as nurses and the general policy toward mandatory reporting of child abuse.
  • Describe the characteristics, signs and symptoms, assessment, and management of different types of child abuse.
  • Explain the importance of efficient and careful history taking with the child and the parent/caregiver.
  • Explain the importance of differential diagnoses in identifying child abuse and other medical conditions that may give the false impression of abuse.
  • Identify risk factors that make certain children more prone to child abuse and certain parents/caregivers more prone to becoming the perpetrators (abusers).
  • Provide children and parents/caregivers with community resources, such as home visiting programs and mental health services, to benefit children who are abused and at-risk for abuse.

About the Author:
Margaret Nihoul, MSN, RN, CPRNP-PCis a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2016 with a concentration in global health. Her interest in health care started at young age when she had several opportunities to shadow doctors in France and Belgium. She currently works in student health at a large university in Boston, MA. Prior, she worked at community-based and school-based health centers providing primary care to high-risk, medically underserved populations. She also has experience as a nurse and worked in a private pediatric clinic in Connecticut and at an overnight summer camp in New York.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Child Abuse: Identification, Management, and Reporting - N32055

35.95
About the Course:
Child abuse has the potential to cause long-term physical and psychological health issues and even death. Child abuse comes in many forms: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and fictitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA). Nurses are mandated reporters of child abuse and must report any suspected child abuse to child protective services (CPS). If this is not something that most nurses do everyday, they may have many questions.  This course presents the most common types of abuse, characteristics of each type of abuse, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and management of abuse. An overview of policies in the United States toward abuse and mandated reporting of child abuse is presented. The course will help nurses recognize the signs of child abuse so they can intervene in a timely manner to help save a child’s life.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the major categories of child abuse and the most common types of child abuse in the United States.
  • Explain the importance of reporting to child protective services as nurses and the general policy toward mandatory reporting of child abuse.
  • Describe the characteristics, signs and symptoms, assessment, and management of different types of child abuse.
  • Explain the importance of efficient and careful history taking with the child and the parent/caregiver.
  • Explain the importance of differential diagnoses in identifying child abuse and other medical conditions that may give the false impression of abuse.
  • Identify risk factors that make certain children more prone to child abuse and certain parents/caregivers more prone to becoming the perpetrators (abusers).
  • Provide children and parents/caregivers with community resources, such as home visiting programs and mental health services, to benefit children who are abused and at-risk for abuse.

About the Author:
Margaret Nihoul, MSN, RN, CPRNP-PCis a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2016 with a concentration in global health. Her interest in health care started at young age when she had several opportunities to shadow doctors in France and Belgium. She currently works in student health at a large university in Boston, MA. Prior, she worked at community-based and school-based health centers providing primary care to high-risk, medically underserved populations. She also has experience as a nurse and worked in a private pediatric clinic in Connecticut and at an overnight summer camp in New York.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.