Release Date: 9/1/2019
Expiration Date: 8/18/2020
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour (all Staff); 2 hours (Physicians, Nurses, Behavioral Health)
This course requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome), Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.
Parts 1 and 2 of this activity have been designed to meet the educational needs of all IHS employees. Part 3 of this activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and behavioral health professionals involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Statement of Need/Program Overview:
A recent Emergency Department study found that victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) were rarely identified unless they were transported by police or were voicing a chief complaint of IPV. If identified, only a fraction were referred to a social worker, assessed for safety, or referred to victim services and IPV queries are often perfunctory without follow up probing or opportunities for the patient to talk. In addition, only 61.5% of women treated in the IHS system reported being screened for IPV. When IPV queries are performed, they are often perfunctory without follow up probing or opportunities for the patient to talk. Screening (and training of staff to screen) is inconsistent and often based upon the provider’s predefined notions of what a victim of IPV “looks like.” This training focuses on the importance of universal, consistent screening for IPV throughout all IHS system facilities.
- Defining IPV across the lifespan
- Describing ways to create a supportive environment
- Identifying limits of confidentiality and parameters for mandatory reporting requirements
- Describing the GPRA IPV/DV screening measure and documenting the results using he EHR, BHS, or paper encounter forms
- Employing a process for comprehensive screening of IPV patients
Former Project Director, Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project
Ms. Tucker managed the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project until 2015. Currently, she serves as IAFN's Online Learning and Technology Manager. Sarah joined IAFN to manage their SANE Sustainability project in 2012. She brings seven years of experience as a National TA Provider on a variety of topics including CCRs and SARTs. Prior to joining the Association, Ms. Tucker spent 12 years in the domestic violence field, providing local, state, and national-level training, technical assistance, and advocacy. She has written several journal articles and delivered Congressional testimony on the use of technology to perpetrate violence against women. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s University in MD and has completed graduate courses in Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, DF-IAFN
Dr. Markowitz is a forensic nursing consultant who specializes in issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence, including medical-forensic examinations, strangulation, expert witness testimony, and professional education and development. She currently provides expert testimony, case consultation, and TA and develops training materials, resources, and publications. Until December 2012, she served as the Medical Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women. A forensic nurse examiner since 1995, Dr. Markowitz has presented and facilitated for organizations such as the National District Attorneys Association and several State prosecuting attorney associations, as well as the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Her past national activities include working with the DOJ’s OVW to develop a national protocol and training standards for SAFEs, with the U.S. Department of Defense to revise the military’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit and corresponding documentation forms, and on the advisory board for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She is the author of multiple publications, including several book chapters and the clinical text The Color Atlas of Domestic Violence (Mosby), and serves as a member of the editorial board of the Sexual Assault Report. In 2004, Dr. Markowitz was the recipient of the IAFN’s Distinguished Fellow award. In 2011, Dr. Markowitz was elected to the IAFN’s board of directors and served as President in 2012. Dr. Markowitz received a BA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her clinical doctorate in nursing (ND) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and is board certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner and a SANE (Adult/Adolescent).
Mr. Garcia is a contractor with Data Networks Corporation for Indian Health Service (IHS). He is a Project Manager/Business Systems Analyst for the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Behavioral Health projects. He is a member of the RPMS Behavioral Health System development team providing requirements and testing management as well as deployment assistance on all released RPMS Behavioral Health functionality.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
Physician Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation:
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this internet activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologist Continuing Education
This program offers 2.0 continuing education credits for psychologists.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nursing Continuing Education
Nursing Continuing Education Accreditation Statement:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this internet activity for up to 2 Nursing CE Credits.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
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The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following International Association of Forensic Nurses planners and managers, Kim Day, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P, Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Sarah Tucker, BA, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months
Enduring Internet activity
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
CME & CEU Method of Participation and Request for Credit:
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CEU credit for this activity. During the period September 1 2019 - August 29 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. Information about claiming CME/CEU will be provided upon completion of this activity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Upon completion of the online posttest and evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a certificate of attendance to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the “Save” option on the print screen.
This course requires a Laptop or Desktop Computer, a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome), Adobe Flash and access to YouTube.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses
This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.