Recognizing and Evaluating Child Abuse for the General ED Physician
This program is for general ED staff. General EDs do not effectively identify, diagnose or treat child abuse. Patients in general EDs across PA are not consistently screened or treated for suspected child abuse. Those that are identified are given different treatment plans and information for the process of ruling out child abuse.
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of the ED setting in identification, evaluation and reporting of child abuse
2. Identify and evaluate physical exam findings that should raise a concern for physical abuse in children
3. Describe the medical provider’s role in reporting suspected child maltreatment
Dr. Stephen Janofsky, MD
Dr. Rachael Berger, MD
Katherine Hopta, PA-C
Molly Gibson, BSN,RN,CPEN
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of _1__ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _1_ contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for _1__ AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance