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Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse

Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse

CME Certificate Fee: $50.00 (USD) for certificate
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Author(s): James Anderst, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas     Learn More >>

Pennsylvania Licensees: This course is NOT approved by the PA DHS to meet the state child abuse requirement.

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Perform appropriate medical evaluations of suspected abuse cases.
  • Obtain an appropriate history in suspected child abuse cases.
  • Communicate effectively with investigative services.
  • Document abuse accurately in the medical record.
  • Apply recent clinical advances to cases of suspected child abuse.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: August 17, 2017 - August 16, 2019
Original Release Date: August 17, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: August 17, 2017
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: August 17, 2017
Financial Support Received: None
Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: August 17, 2017 - August 16, 2019
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse
About the Author

James D. Anderst, MD is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is a board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, and section chief of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Anderst has published numerous research articles focusing on improving child abuse detection, and he is actively engaged in researching child abuse educational programs.

Disclosure: Dr. Anderst states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse
Ratings (1273 responses)
How would you rate this program overall?
Average Rating: 4.55/5.00
How well were the learning objectives of this program met?
Average Rating: 4.64/5.00
How relevant was the information in this program to your clinical practice?
Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
Likelihood you will make a change in practice behavior based on your participation in this activity.
Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
User Comments
by Hidden | Jan 3, 2019
This was more of a doctoral practice how-to versus a teacher being in education and the information being applicable.
by Michael Silberstein | Sep 23, 2018
Well done and very helpful.
by Jose Maria Borrego Acosta | May 31, 2018
Excellent resource for a delicate topic
by Raymond Bixby | May 28, 2018
This course corrected several misconceptions I had on this subject.
by james kaplan | Apr 1, 2018
under the question "determining etiology" i would argue that while bruising associated with fracture is uncommon, it can occur, and can provide useful info as to the event causing fracture
by Gustavo Marin | Mar 22, 2018
My answers above give A+ qualification to the author. Thanks. Remarks: the answers in question 4 are not in agreement with the question!
Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Risk Management CME
Delaware Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse CME
In addition to one of our child abuse courses, you must also complete a patient case in the course, "Current Management of Domestic Violence - Responding to IPV," in order to meet the "recognition of domestic violence" portion of the mandated training requirement. These programs also include required information about Delaware's reporting requirements.
Massachusetts Recognize and Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect CME
Initiated 9/2/2015, based on info gleaned from
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Michigan Medical Ethics CME
Nevada Medical Ethics CME
New York Child Abuse CME
These courses meet the New York state requirement for Chapter 544 of the New York State Laws of 1988 regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. (NY SED-approved Provider ID Number: 80895 - Virtual Lecture Hall )
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME
Rhode Island Risk Management CME
Rhode Island Ethics CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME

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Identifying and Evaluating Child Abuse
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

This program also requires that you have the latest free Flash Player.

IMPORTANT for iPad Users: Please download and use the Free Puffin Browser from the app store if you want to complete this course on an iPad.

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