Goals and Objectives

These sessions presented will be of benefit to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners specializing or certified in the areas of domestic violence. Other specialists may also benefit from these sessions.

Comprehensive Trauma Team Management of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is frequently encountered by healthcare providers and should be addressed properly. Victims are often not recognized, and lack of knowledge on adequately identifying domestic violence is commonly presented as a barrier. Healthcare providers often need information to assist with identifying subtle and not so subtle signs of domestic violence. The goal of this session is to improve the recognition of domestic violence in the “at -risk” population within the healthcare community. Upon completion, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Improve recognition of domestic violence in the “at-risk” population;
  • Understand the impact of trauma/violence on the community, including the medical community;
  • Identify resources available to help manage this population.

Domestic Violence: Survivorship

Healthcare providers should be aware of the epidemic of domestic violence and methods to join together in communities to bring awareness and stop it from continuing to wreak havoc. My goal is to educate and inspire the learners about the dangers of domestic violence by sharing my story of surviving 32 stab wounds at the hands of my high school ex-boyfriend. It is my goal to break the stigmas and shame often associated with abuse. Upon Completion, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Recognize importance of educating our society about teen dating violence and domestic violence;
  • Identify verbal and emotional abuse warning signs and red flags;
  • Discuss the cycle of abuse and why victims stay;
  • Discuss the dynamics of abusive relationships through survivor story.

Course Information

CME Release Date: November 16h, 2017
Content Reviewed: November 16th, 2018
Valid for credit through:  November 27th, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture
Sponsored in part by:  SMA Services, Inc.

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content and references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon completion of the evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed within 2 weeks.  Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can contact Southern Medical Association for a duplicate copy of your credit.

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