Over 40,000 children are evaluated for abuse
or neglect each year

Child maltreatment is one of the most prevalent problems in our society and is both recognizable and preventable when practitioners have the right tools and know what to look for. The prospect of reporting to social services and consulting experts can be intimidating when confronted with a child that has been a victim of abuse or neglect.

This four-session series, directed toward the emergency care provider, will review the complex psychosocial issues associated with child maltreatment, tips and tricks for mandatory reporting, screening for occult injury and recognizing sentinel injuries, and consulting child abuse specialists. Time for case discussion and sharing of best practices will be made to make this an interactive and educational session.

Child Maltreatment In Emergency Response

Emergency care providers in Colorado (MD/DO, PharmD/PhD, Pharmacy, NP or other advanced practice nurse, PA-C, RN, EMT including AEMT or EMT-I, paramedic)

Four weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 9:00  - 10:00 AM MT
March 8 - 29

In Partnership With:

This series is jointly provided by Children's Hospital Colorado and ECHO Colorado.

Continuing Education Credits:

Continuing Education for EMS: Up to 4 credit hours
Continuing Medical Education: Up to 4 credit hours
Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD): Up to 4 credit hours

Registration, attendance and completion of an evaluation are required to obtain NCPD contact hours.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The four nursing contact hours offered for this activity are provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Only claim credit for the sessions attended.

Disclosure: Planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Learning Outcome: After attending this educational event, participants will report increased knowledge of how to screen for victims of child maltreatment.