The goal of this continuing education module is to update nurses’, paramedics and EMTs’, health educators’, occupational therapists’, physicians', speech-language pathologists’ and social workers’ ability to recognize, report and if appropriate treat victims of child abuse. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify signs and symptoms that may indicate that a child is a victim of abuse
- Name four risk factors each for becoming a perpetrator and a victim of child abuse
- Relate essential elements that must be documented in cases of suspected child abuse
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, occupational therapists, physicians, speech-language pathologists and social workers.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.