Domestic Violence

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CEU Course Description

Domestic violence is a national public health problem severely affecting physical and psychological health. Nurses are typically the first healthcare providers for victims of domestic violence encounters; therefore, nurses must understand domestic violence's severity, prevalence, and presentation and how to screen, prevent, and care for victims. Recognizing domestic violence can apply to the lifespan through child and elder abuse; this course will focus on intimate partner violence.  Furthermore, this course will define and differentiate domestic violence and intimate partner violence (IPV), address victim and perpetrator profiles, and discuss screening tools and preventative measures to promote optimal patient outcomes. 

Author: EdCompass, LLC

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References / Contributions by:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, November 2). Risk and protective factors|intimate partner violence|violence prevention|injury Center|CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
  2. Gartley, C. E. (2019, October 16). Intimate partner violence in pregnancy. American Nurse.
  3. NCADV: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Nation’s Leading Grassroots Voice on Domestic Violence. (n.d.).

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define domestic violence and its various forms 
  2. Describe the signs and symptoms of intimate partner abuse
  3. Identify best practices for documenting assessment findings for suspected domestic violence victims
CEU Course Outline
  • Section 1: Introduction 
  • Section 2: Definition and Types of Domestic Violence
  • Section 2: Keywords
  • Section 3: Prevalence and Impact on Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Section 4: Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Section 4: Keywords
  • Section 5: Common Profiles of Perpetrators and Victims
  • Section 6: Recognizing and Assessing Domestic Violence
  • Section 6: Case Study 
  • Section 6: Reflection Questions
  • Section 7: Screening Tools for Identifying Domestic Violence
  • Section 7: Case Study 
  • Section 7: Reflection Questions
  • Section 8: Health Consequences of Domestic Violence
  • Section 9: Documentation, Reporting, and Legal Considerations
  • Section 10: Safety Planning and Protective Orders
  • Section 10 Keywords
  • Section 11: Conclusion
  • Resources
  • References
Course Level: Introductory

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 04/17/2024

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