This course has been approved for 6 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
This course is designed for nurses who care for children in the community, ED, home, hospital and outpatient settings. Its purpose is to increase nurses’ knowledge and skills to detect child maltreatment. This course will further identify key nursing interventions to prevent, report and treat child abuse. This course defines child abuse and describes the reporting laws in California and Texas. Healthcare providers in other states should review the child abuse definitions and laws for their states. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe risk, protective factors and prevention strategies related to child maltreatment.
- Evaluate signs and symptoms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, Munchhausen by Proxy and neglect.
- Integrate abuse-related history taking, assessment and mandated reporting into the nursing care of children.