CHILD MALTREATMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce you to the broad subject of child maltreatment and its underlying causes. It is designed for nurses who are assessing or managing pediatric patients in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be on understanding the various types of child abuse and how it can be detected during routine nursing screening procedures or the delivery of direct nursing care. The characteristic patterned injuries of child maltreatment will be emphasized. Assessment, documentation and reporting requirements will also be outlined.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Name the distinct types of child maltreatment.
- Identify patterned injuries associated with child abuse when provided case photo illustrations.
- Use a child abuse screening tool to record observations or document other findings when provided an illustrated case scenario.
- Select statements that accurately describe the roles and responsibilities of nurses in reporting child maltreatment identified in the workplace or community setting.
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $44.95
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Medical professionals, allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, EMT personnel), military medics, law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals, human resources and students.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: Self-paced.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste-Otto, RN
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.