Searching for Zebras-Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse

Searching for Zebras:  Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/22

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to discuss Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse.

Instructor: Debby Mills, MS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Nurses and social workers and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes:  After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1-      Describe why Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse is designated as a factitious disorder

2-      Discuss the typical patient with Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse and how the diagnosis is made

3-      Discuss the treatment recommendations for Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse

4-      Identify the most common perpetrators for Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse

5-      Describe the victims and general categories for illness induction in Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse 6-      Identify common behaviors and motivation of mothers who are diagnosed with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

7-      Discuss the similarities and differences between a Child Abuser and a Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse Perpetrator

8-      Discuss the role of healthcare providers involved in the care of a child being harmed by Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Medical Child Abuse

Length of Course: 30 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.5 contact hours.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 0.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 0.5 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.05CEUs (0.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.:

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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