Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness

Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness

Know the signs of violence that may be presented by patients in a healthcare setting so you can help them. This course will help you understand the instances of violence you may encounter in your work as well as how best to respond to and help prevent them.
6 weeks / 13 Course Hrs
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Details

Every year across the globe, millions of individuals are affected by violence. In addition to the tremendous physical and emotional toll, violence has substantial medical, societal, and environmental costs, and particularly impacts some of the most vulnerable members of society—young people, elders, and women. Healthcare professionals are a first line of defense in recognizing the signs of violence and supporting violence prevention.

In this online course, you'll examine the various instances of violence that you may encounter in your work as a medical professional. Designed for medical professionals, this course offers important insights into the signs of violence that may be presented by patients in a healthcare setting. By the end of this course, you'll have the information you need to respond to and help prevent these forms of violence. (13 contact hours)

Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11

Expiration Date: 11/20/2021

Enrollment Options:
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$89.00
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3 Months Access Course Code: T9718
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$78.00

Syllabus

The goal/outcome of this course is for the learner to be able to describe the key characteristics and factors related to the prevalence of workplace violence, including its impact on the workplace and the employee, characteristics of potential victims and perpetrators, and guidelines for the prevention of workplace violence.

Domestic (intimate partner) violence is an international health care and human rights issue affecting millions of people every day. The goal/outcome of this course is for the learner to be able to describe the extent of domestic (intimate partner) violence, discuss its causes, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and intervention strategies.

Older adults today are vibrant, independent, living longer, and in better health than their ancestors. However, as this growing population increases, so does the issue of caring for elderly individuals. The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals with an understanding of the causes and types of elder abuse; professional responsibilities related to reporting, documenting, and intervening in cases of suspected abuse; and action steps to prevent elder abuse.

Child abuse is a national and international issue that has serious long-term consequences for the child and the community. Today, there is a system of laws in all 50 states that now define what constitutes abuse and neglect and who is mandated to report abuse. The goal/outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the types of abuse; signs, symptoms, and risk factors of abuse; and pertinent elements of the laws impacting mandatory reporting of abuse and neglect.

Even when they do not result in death, serious traumatic brain injuries in children have profound lifetime consequences. In the United States, child abuse is the third leading cause of all head injuries, and its prevention and treatment present a challenge to health care providers. The goal/outcome of this course is for the learner to describe PAHT (also called "shaken baby syndrome"), including the epidemiology, risk factors, physical signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention strategies.

Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. These forms of sexual violence are among the most underreported crimes in both the United States and the world due to the intensely difficult nature of the crimes. The goal/outcome of this course is for the learner to discuss the impact of sexual assault on the victim, describe risk factors and types of perpetrators, and explain key factors in the effective assessment and treatment of the sexual assault victim.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."