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Child abuse is a serious problem in the United States, with estimates as high as four million cases a year and deaths estimated at two thousand. It is important for all healthcare personnel to remain alert for signs of child abuse or neglect. If these are discovered, they must be reported to your supervisor.

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of what they need to know about recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the physical signs of suspected abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
  • Describe behaviors that reinforce the suspicion of abuse or neglect.
  • Describe how and when to report suspected abuse or neglect.
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    Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Online course
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