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Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children


Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children

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): Megan McGraw Letson, 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.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Perform appropriate medical evaluations for suspected abuse, including:
    • Obtaining an accurate history.
    • Performing a comprehensive physical exam.
    • Differentiating between accidental and non-accidental injury.
    • Documenting your assessment accurately and comprehensively.
    • Ordering the appropriate screening tests based on clinical presentation.
  • Apply your role as a mandated reporter to identify and report cases of suspected child maltreatment to the appropriate agencies.
  • Effectively communicate with investigative agencies in child maltreatment cases.

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: November 10, 2018 - November 9, 2020
Original Release Date: November 10, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: November 10, 2018
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: November 10, 2018
Financial Support Received: None
Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: November 10, 2018 - November 9, 2020
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
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

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:

Randa Kutob, MD
Robert Amend, Med

Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children
About the Author

Megan McGraw Letson, MD is the Program Director for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, attending physician for the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McGraw Letson graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and completed both her General Pediatrics Residency and Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and General Pediatrics. Dr. McGraw Letson's clinical interests include child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, and the long term follow up of victims of abusive head trauma. Her professional interests include medical student, resident, and fellow education, as well as medical education research. She is a member of the Ray E. Helfer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Academy on Violence and Abuse, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association.

Disclosure: Dr. McGraw Letson states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children
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User Comments
by Trung Nguyen | Apr 14, 2018
great and effecient
by james kaplan | Mar 27, 2018
I would suggest presenting additional types of cutaneous injuries, including significance of injury patterns and abrasions, contact burns and scalding patterns, and cutaneous findings that mimic assault, such as hemangiomas and focal hyperpigmentation
by Hidden | Nov 26, 2017
Very convenient to use.
by Hidden | Nov 18, 2017
Very thorough and informative course. Thank you
by Thomas Buck | Mar 27, 2016
Very well done. Good refresher.
by Hidden | Feb 18, 2016
Good course.
Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children
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 VLH.com 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 http://www.massmed.org/Continuing-Education-and-Events/Continuing-Medical-Education-Requirements-for-Physician-License-Renewal-in-Massachusetts/#child
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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Accident or Injury? Managing Abuse in Younger Children
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 www.VLH.com. 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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