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Domestic Violence for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about domestic violence prevalence, categories, recognizing signs, and reporting obligations in this course for healthcare professionals.

Jaimini Patel
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About this course

Despite awareness campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels, domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV) continues to be a significant issue in the United States. Because it impacts every community and demographic group, the majority of healthcare professionals, regardless of their particular area of practice, will encounter patients who are victims of domestic violence at some point during their careers. Therefore, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals must be able to recognize and interpret behaviors and warning signs associated with domestic violence. Healthcare professionals also must establish and implement strategies and protocols designed to aid in the identification of domestic violence victims and perpetrators. Health care professionals in all areas of practice can play a vital role in preventing domestic violence and promoting the well-being of domestic violence victims by assessing patients, especially women and others who are at high risk, for abuse during each encounter and offering education, counseling, or other assistance to those in need.

The emotional, physical, and psychological abuse experienced by victims of domestic violence can result in both acute and chronic signs and symptoms of physical and mental injury, illness, or disease. In many cases, abuse victims are forced to seek emergency care immediately after a violent episode. This means that nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, especially those who work in emergency rooms, are the first to encounter and potentially identify an abusive situation and provide assistance that can mean the difference between life and death. Every healthcare professional should educate themselves on how they may encounter abuse victims in their clinic setting and develop an action plan to ensure the safety and well-being of abuse victims.

Release Date:06/20/2023
Expiration Date:06/20/2026
Universal Activity Number (UAN)0657-0000-23-027-H99-P 0657-0000-23-027-H99-T
CE Broker ID20-603429
AGD Number386503
Category:Regulatory, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Dietitian - Nutritionist, Speech-Language Pathology Intern, Certified Respiratory Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist - SA, Dietician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist Special Volunteer, Midwife, Licensed Midwife, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Advanced Dental Assistant, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, APRN - Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapist, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Dental Technician, Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Speech-Language Pathologist Ltd, Certified Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care, Registered Dental Assistant, General Dentist, Pharmacy Technician, Speech-Language Pathologist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Dental Assistant
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is an approved provider (Provider #50-20641) of continuing education for occupational therapy professionals.

  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Mississippi State Department of Health – Bureau of Professional Licensure for Occupational Therapists



Jaimini Patel, RPh is a Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist with over 20 years of experience. Jaimini has a strong background in regulatory compliance and documentation. With her meditech expertise, she also possesses in-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations regarding hazardous drugs and is well-versed in the NIOSH Alert on antineoplastic drug exposure. Additionally, she has extensive experience in renal/kidney disease medication and pharmacokinetic dosing.

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Dawn O.Nutritionist
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I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

Priya M.Occupational Therapist
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Very well written, easy to digest, time efficient, and straight to the point. Thank you!

Cristina GRegistered Nurse
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I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
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I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
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I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
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Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.


Passing Grade

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+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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