Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nurses will receive 3.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: CPS and GPS
CPS Versus GPS
Section 3: Child Abuse and Perpetrators
Pennsylvania Statistics on Maltreatment
Definitions of Child Abuse
Exclusion from Child Abuse
Section 4: Signs of Child Abuse, Risk Factors, Negative Health Outcomes
Signs of Abuse
Serious Physical Neglect
Negative Health Outcomes
Section 5: Permissive and Mandatory Reporters
Section 6: Reporting and Response
Oral and Written Reports
Response to Reports
Assessment and Services
Right to Know Law
Section 7: Conclusion
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP-PC
Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who works as a program coordinator/nurse consultant for the North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program (NCCMEP). The NCCMEP is a collaborative program between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Department of Pediatrics and the NC State Division of Social Services and provides expert medical consultation to all county Department of Social Services in North Carolina with respect to the medical aspects of child abuse and neglect evaluations. Ms. Flowers also is a clinical assistant professor with the UNC-CH School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics and adjunct clinical assistant professor with the UNC-CH School of Nursing. She has been a nurse for 29 years with 19 years in emergency nursing. The last eight years have been working in child abuse and neglect where she not only works in an administrative program but also serves as a medical consultant for the hospital child abuse team. Ms. Flowers has an extensive background in the care of sexual assault patients and develops and delivers curriculum to train nurses in caring for patients who present for care of sexual assault at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Disclosure: Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP-PC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Dorothy W. Angelini, RN, MSN
Dorothy (Dody) W. Angelini, MSN, RN has more than 30 years experience in nursing, including clinical practice in maternal and child health, public health, and continuing education. She received bachelors in nursing from Adelphi University and her masters in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Dody served as the director of maternal and child health services for the New Jersey Department of Health where she was responsible for the development of a statewide system of maternal health services in NJ. She is currently senior accreditations officer at Relias where she oversees the accreditation process for various healthcare professions. Disclosure: Dorothy W. Angelini, RN, MSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.