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Free online course helps providers identify child abuse and understand reporting obligations



September 14, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education 

Thanks to a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Medical Association’s Institute for Medical Quality has been able to offer, free of charge, an online educational program on child abuse prevention, recognition and reporting. The course is designed for California physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who regularly or occasionally treat pediatric patients.

If you haven’t had a chance to take this free 75-minute course, do so now before the grant expires on September 30, 2017.

Physicians and other health care professionals are mandated by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course, produced by the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Sacramento, will help providers recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and understand their reporting obligations. It has been approved for 1.25 continuing medical education credits.

The course is also approved for nursing continuing education units or a completion certificate for other health care professionals.

The program is available for providers to take in group settings and get course credit, provided the participants sign in, include their license number, and complete the post test and evaluation form. 

Click here for more information. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: Leslie Anne Iacopi, (415) 882-5167 or liacopi@imq.org.

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