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Massachusetts Required Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training for Healthcare and Behavioral Health Professionals (Chapter 260)
Massachusetts Required Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training for Healthcare and Behavioral Health Professionals (Chapter 260)

Where:   DEDHAM, MA

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Course Description:

Recent laws in Massachusetts require healthcare and behavioral health professionals to complete education in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault (Chapter 260).

Why you should choose THIS course to fulfill the new mandatory CE requirement:
  • Content for this course has been approved by the MA Department of Public Health
  • Meredith Scannell, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, SANE-A, CEN, is a leading expert in the field
  • Evidence-based treatment guidelines for those who provide direct care to survivors
  • Advances coming from current sexual violence research
  • The latest CDC recommended prophylactic medications
  • And … this course is different from other courses … as it also provides continuing education credits for attending, including pharmacology CE!
Objectives:
  1. Analyze the scope of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) as a public health problem.
  2. Summarize the latest evidence-based practices for domestic violence and sexual assault.
  3. Recognize key concepts related to perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  4. Review current recommended medications and issues of medication adherence for sexually assaulted patients.
  5. Evaluate prevention strategies, including resources and referrals.
OUTLINE

Domestic Violence Prevalence and Dynamics
  • Types of domestic violence
  • Health implications
  • Long-term adverse outcomes
  • Special populations
  • Health effects and implications on children
Sexual Violence: What You Need to Know
  • Prevalence, epidemiology and dynamics of sexual violence
  • Immediate care
  • Medical and psychological effects
  • Evidence collection
  • Updated CDC pharmacological post-exposure prophylaxis medications recommendations
  • Updated research recommendations
Best Practices, Guidelines and Trauma-Informed Responses
  • Screening tools to recognize red flags of violence
  • Trauma-informed approaches to caring for victims of domestic/sexual violence
  • Human trafficking; identification and treating
  • Disclosure and mandatory reporting requirements
  • Appropriate documentation
  • Best practices in follow-up care
  • Strategies for developing community partnerships
  • Resources for survivors locally, nationally and specific to various populations
Required Chapter 260 Training for:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Professional Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors

MEREDITH SCANNELL, CNM, MPH, MSN

Meredith Scannell, Ph.D., MPH, MSN, CNM, SANE-A, CEN, has a long history of working with victims of sexual violence and domestic violence. She is certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and through the International Association of Forensic Nursing.

She has presented on topics of sexual violence and domestic violence, locally, nationally and internationally, including a presentation as an expert panelist at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Her research has focused on healthcare delivery for victims of sexual violence, she has published numerous publications and recently published a book titled, Fast Facts about Forensic Nursing.

Meredith began her educational journey with a diploma in nursing from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing, she later received a master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University, became a Certified Nurse Midwife, earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from Northeastern University.

PESI HealthCare and Meredith Scannell indicate that the content for this educational activity is without bias of any commercial product or drug. There is no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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