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Course Description

Course Number 20-650609

Florida Required Course | This course satisfies the 2-hour course requirement for Florida healthcare providers under § 456.031 Fla. Stat. for the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery.

     Domestic Violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence, is a significant public health issue which affects millions of women and men across the United States each year. There are numerous negative health outcomes associated with domestic violence, along with considerable societal costs. Healthcare professionals need to know who is at risk for domestic violence, the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, the health risks associated with domestic violence, their responsibilities for reporting, and what resources are available to help victims of domestic violence. This course satisfies course requirements under 64B9-5.010, F.A.C, and requirements under 456.031, Fla. Stat.

  • Course Category | Public Health

  • Original Activity Release Date | 12/23/2018

  • Date of Most Recent Review | 12/21/2021

  • Next Review / Course Termination Date | 12/20/2024

Educational Goals & Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to increase the participants knowledge of domestic violence including types of domestic violence, who is affected, risk factors, negative health consequences, signs of domestic violence, documentation, reporting and resources available to assist victims of domestic violence. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between types of domestic violence

  • Contrast who is affected by domestic violence

  • Categorize risk factors for domestic violence

  • Appraise the health consequences of domestic violence

  • Distinguish signs of domestic violence

  • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of domestic violence

  • Support reporting of domestic violence

  • Employ resources available for domestic violence

About the Course Author(s)

Darren C. Leach, MSN, APRN, NP-C

     Darren C. Leach is a nurse practitioner and author. He is licensed as an APRN by the State of Florida and Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. His professional experience ranges across the lifespan from infants to the elderly with positions in adult internal and emergency care, pediatric internal and emergency care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care as well as endocrinology and nephrology. He has also provided education to nurses, patients, and families in a variety of formats and settings. He received his Baccalaureate of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 2005, and his Masters of Science degree in Family Health Nursing in 2010. Mr. Leach has authored numerous courses, including many for MedCEC. To view Mr. Leach's full bio click here.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Course Information

    • Course Description and Disclosures

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Domestic Violence Course

    • Abstract

    • What is Domestic Violence | Intimate Partner Violence?

    • What are the Types of Intimate Partner Violence?

    • Who Can be Affected by Intimate Partner Violence?

    • What are Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence?

    • What are Health Consequences of IPV?

    • How can I Recognize Signs of Domestic Violence?

    • Are There Any Special Concerns When Documenting?

    • What are the Responsibilities for Reporting?

    • What Resources are Available?

    • Conclusions

    • References

  • 3

    Domestic Violence Quiz & Survey

    • Domestic Violence Quiz - Unlimited attempts permitted. Passing grade 70% or better.

    • Domestic Violence Survey - Completion of the post-test course evaluation survey is required to receive certificate of completion.