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Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse and Child Abuse

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

Nurses as members of the health team need to understand the causes and appropriate screening tools to identify and intervene to support victims of domestic violence. This includes increasing their knowledge to support victims to identify a safety plan and the abuser to reform. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and health associates knowledge about the causes, screening tools and interventions for domestic violence in intimate partner relationships, children and the elderly.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Intimate Partner Violence: Detection And Screening
    1. Why intimate partner violence is not reported
    2. Screening for intimate partner violence
    3. Hurt, insult, threaten and scream (HITS)
    4. Ongoing violence assessment tool (OVAT)
    5. Slapped, threaten and throw (STaT)
    6. Hurt, afraid, rape, kick (HARK)
    7. Woman abuse screening tool (WAST)
    8. Which screening tool is the right one?
    9. Men and intimate partner violence
  3. Injuries And Behaviors Associated With Intimate Partner Violence And Health Consequences
  4. Elder Abuse Screening
    1. ef abuse screen for the elderly (BASE)
    2. Caregiver abuse screen (CASE)
    3. Indicators of abuse screen (IOA)
    4. Elder abuse suspicion index (EASI)
  5. Screening For Child Abuse
  6. Causes Of Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse And Child Abuse
  7. Intimate Partner Violence: Help And Solutions
  8. Intervention Programs For Batterers
  9. Summary

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