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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Physical and Psychological Trauma in Victims of Incest

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $10.00

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Physical and Psychological Trauma in Victims of Incest
This course is designed for the nurse who works with patients in the emergency room setting. The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals identify potential victims of incest. The crime of incest is not routinely discussed but it is real and does happen. Emergency nurses need to be able to identify physical and psychological signs and symptoms of incest victim, as well as,  the characteristics of the perpetrator. 


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

Define incest and its prevalence within the United States
Identify characteristics of the perpetrator
Recognize physical and psychological signs and symptoms of an incest victim
Describe the role of the emergency room nurse in assessing potential victims
Explain the important parts of the patient interview
Explain the initial and long-term effects of incest
Summarize treatment and reporting options for victims of incest


Chapter 1: Introduction – Defining Incest

Legal Definition of Incest
National Prevalence
World View
The Perpetrator
Assessment of Potential Victims

Chapter 2: The ER Nurses Role in Identifying Potential Victims

Psychological Evidence
Physical Evidence
How to Approach the Patient/Potential Victim
The Patient Interview

Chapter 3: Effects and Treatment of incest Victims

Initial effects for Children
Long-term effects in Adulthood
Treatment Options
Reporting Options

Chapter 4: Vignette and References

Identifying Physical and Psychological Trauma in Victims of Incest
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