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How Nurses Can Help Prevent Child Maltreatment

60077 l 7.00 contact hrs
by Naomi A. Schapiro, RN, MS, CPNP, PhD
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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, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
This continuing education module 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, fabricated illness in a child, and neglect
  • Describe the components of abuse-related history taking, assessment and mandated reporting for incorporation into the nursing care of children
  • List three reasons children experience failure to thrive
  • Identify best practices during the interviewing process

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 1/14/2019

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