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Violence, Abuse and Assault

Importantly, this course highlights your role as an emergency nurse in a position to detect and manage the consequences of all types of interpersonal violence.

This course introduces the different kinds of violence, but focuses on the most common type – interpersonal violence – examining child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and elder abuse and neglect. The course also explains how paramedics and emergency nurses must work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional team to effectively identify, intervene and prevent violence and abuse.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply principles and a practice framework when working with individuals impacted by violence.
  2. Understand the nature of domestic, family and interpersonal violence and the forms they may take.
  3. Recognise the risk indicators of abuse and identify its occurrence.
  4. Understand the effects of violence, in particular how it impacts as a harm to children, spouses and the elderly.
  5. Address domestic and family violence effectively within intervention strategies to maximise the safety of all concerned but especially the safety and well-being of the vulnerable.
  6. Seek advice from, and make appropriate referrals to, domestic and family violence support services, and government and non-government agencies.

Once you have enrolled in this Course you can begin by clicking Introduction in the list below.

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