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Child Abuse and Neglect: How Nurses Can Advocate for Pediatric Patients – 2 CE

Activity Overview

Child abuse and neglect can be an exceptionally tricky subject for many people. As nurses, we have to recognize and understand how we should act as patient advocates for our pediatric patients, especially when there are signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect. This course will help you understand what child abuse looks like in the real world and what we can do to help them and their families to develop healthier habits and behaviors.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define child abuse and its scope.
  2. Identify different characteristics and/or behaviors of perpetrators of child abuse.
  3. Recognize the signs, symptoms, and long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect.
  4. Identify patients at increased risk for abuse or neglect.
  5. Identify and utilize appropriate nursing diagnoses and interventions for child abuse and neglect.
  6. Identify and utilize best practices when responding to cases of child abuse.
  7. Define a mandated reporter and his/her responsibilities.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours


Child Abuse

Target Audience


Activity Type

Contains case-based material


CA BRN No. 2020138
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-891337
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268


Dr. Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNPBC



Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 01/14/2023

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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