On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Child Abuse

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Child Abuse. The problem with child abuse is that it is the great mimic. It mimics the accidental burn. The inadvertent fall. The mysterious fracture. Child abuse ignores income, race, religion, and nationality. On this CME webcast, we’re going to help you identify child abuse in your patients. Joining our moderator is Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Ohio State University and the Medical Director of the level 1 trauma program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jonathan Groner.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE factors that increase the likelihood of child abuse in a pediatric trauma patient; and IDENTIFY rationale and methods of screening for child abuse in the emergency department.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The incidence of child abuse
  • How good health providers are at identifying child abuse
  • Prevention is possible
  • Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline:

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast. Abuse, mistreatment and neglect of older persons occurs every day in the United States. In fact, the National Council on Aging estimates that 1 out of every 10 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of abuse. That’s as many has 5 million older adults who are abused each year. But only a small fraction ever get reported. As physicians, you are often in the best position to recognize mistreatment of older patients and today on MedNet21, we’re going to show you how to do it. Joining our moderator in the studio today, to tell you how to identify elder abuse is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lauren Southerland. Then, to tell you what to do when you suspect elder abuse, we have attorney, former magistrate at the Franklin County Probate Court, and guardianship expert, Kelly Patton.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the types of elder mistreatment and how to identify them; DESCRIBE the different local, state, and national agencies can assist with helping victims of elder mistreatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting complaints of abused or neglected older adults
  • Who the office-based physician turn to for help when abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Suspicious fractures and injuries
  • Recognizing financial exploitation
  • Challenges with guardianship availability
  • The role of the social worker
  • Resources for Elder Abuse and Neglect

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.