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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

  • Agenda

  • Read the Purpose and Overall Goal, and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    Child Abuse, Part 1: Physical Abuse provides an overview of the issue of child abuse and neglect in the U.S., as well as detailed information on identifying various types and signs of physical abuse. This course also offers guidance on how to document suspected cases of physical abuse and report them to child protective services.

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

  • Describe the risk factors associated with child abuse.
  • Explain the minimum definition of physical abuse.
  • Identify signs of physical abuse and how they can occur in different areas of the body.
  • Identify behaviors in both children and caretakers that indicate that abuse may have taken place.
  • Describe which circumstances and signs would warrant a report of suspected child abuse to child protective services.
  • Explain the basic steps to take in reporting suspected child abuse to child protective services.

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