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:
- Apply principles and a practice framework when working with individuals impacted by violence.
- Understand the nature of domestic, family and interpersonal violence and the forms they may take.
- Recognise the risk indicators of abuse and identify its occurrence.
- Understand the effects of violence, in particular how it impacts as a harm to children, spouses and the elderly.
- 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.
- Seek advice from, and make appropriate referrals to, domestic and family violence support services, and government and non-government agencies.