Domestic Violence Update
CME Information

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model.1 Common forms of domestic violence are described and categorized and their effects within the family are reviewed. The core content within this course addresses concerns that are common to all forms of domestic violence. This course also focuses on child abuse and neglect and also elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect; recognizing that some forms of abuse and mistreatment take place outside the traditional home setting. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention of domestic violence are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in the state of Florida and provides a general background of information that is applicable to health care professionals residing in any portion of the United States.
 
COURSE GOALS
This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model.1 Common forms of domestic violence are described and categorized and their effects within the family are reviewed. The core content within this course addresses concerns that are common to all forms of domestic violence. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention of domestic violence are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in Florida and provides a general background of information that is applicable to health care professionals residing in any portion of the United States.
 
CREDIT AVAILABLE
Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
 
Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 2.0 contact hours.
 
FL Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.
This activity is awarded 2.0 contact hours.
 
FL Laboratory
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Provider #JP346. 2.4 contact hours.
 
FL Occupational Therapy
Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, Provider # 29. approved for 2.0 contact hours.
 
FL CSW, MFT, MHC
Florida Department of Health: BAP 30. Approved for 2.0 clock hours.
 
Professions not specifically listed should check with their licensing or certification boards regarding acceptable continuing education credit.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is designed for professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
 
  • Define domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect;
  • Describe the characteristics of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect;
  • Identify the primary components of the power and control wheel;
  • Explain the three phases of abuse;
  • Differentiate the defining characteristics for physical, sexual, psychological and environmental abuse;
  • Describe screening procedures for determining whether a patient has any history of being a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence;
  • Describe the major health implications of domestic violence, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment, and neglect;
  • Identify where to locate community, regional and national resources available for those affected by abuse;
  • Describe how to report and implement strategies that support suspected victims of domestic violence, elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment or neglect in the state in which the health care professional practices.
 
FACULTY & DISCLOSURE
Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN is employed by Florida State College at Jacksonville as the Dean of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Ebener has taught courses related to nursing, health care and statistical analysis at the University of Phoenix, Jacksonville, Florida campus and ECPI University, Orlando campus. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida at Gainesville.  Dr. Ebener has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare – Lead Nurse Planner
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN
Ms. Caputo discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
 
AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.
 
REQUIRED HARDWARE / SOFTWARE:
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Learning Objectives
After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Define domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder and dependent adult abuse,
mistreatment and neglect.
2. Describe the characteristics of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.
3. Identify the primary components of the power and control wheel.
4. Explain the three phases of abuse.
5. Differentiate the defining characteristics for physical, sexual, psychological and environmental abuse.
6. Describe screening procedures for determining whether a patient has any history of being a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence.
7. Describe the major health implications of domestic violence, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.
8. Identify where to locate community, regional and national resources available for those affected by abuse.
9. Describe how to report and implement strategies that support suspected victims of domestic violence, elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment or neglect in the state in which the health care professional practices.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Feb 11, 2019 to Feb 11, 2022
Cost: $25.00
Credit Offered: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Credits
2 ANCC Credits
2 AMA Certificate of Attendance Credits
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