JPHC CE: Child Maltreatment Prevention: Essentials for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours.

Keywords: Child maltreatment, child abuse, prevention

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Define primary, secondary, and tertiary child maltreatment practice interventions.

2. Discuss important considerations when screening for psychosocial risk factors of abuse.

3. Explore anticipatory guidance related to child maltreatment prevention.

4. Discuss evidence-based home visitation, parenting training, and early childhood education program using evidence-based practice guidelines.

5. Explore the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner role in child abuse prevention.

Course summary
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  • 0.75 Contact hours
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Gail Hornor, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Center for Family Safety and Healing, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

Correspondence: Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P,

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 Contact hours


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