IMQ offers FREE CME for online course on child abuse and neglect

September 07, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Patient Care Professional Development & Education 

In an effort to prevent more childhood trauma, the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ), a subsidiary of the California Medical Association, is offering a free online course to help physicians, nurses and mental health providers recognize and report child abuse and neglect.

This interactive course, approved for 1.25 continuing medical education (CME) credits, was produced by the Child Abuse Prevention center in Sacramento, an international training, education, research and resource center dedicated to protecting children and building healthy families. The course is especially helpful for learning how to handle questionable situations.

Nurses, social workers and other health care professionals also are encouraged to take the training, as they often have more extensive contact with patients or families.

IMQ has received a grant from the California Governor’s Office on Emergency Services to provide this training at no charge. The course is approved for physician CME credits, nursing continuing education units or a completion certificate for other health care professionals.

Pre-registration is required. To initiate the training, click here.

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

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