Child Abuse: EMS Role and Responsibility



This course describes one of the most difficult topics, that of child abuse. The emergency responder may be the one and only person who acquires access to the environment of the abused child. This course delves into the vital importance of the role of EMS personnel in assessing and recommending the treatment for a child who has been abused, violently abused in some cases.

  • Define child abuse
  • Review scene safety
  • Discus interview techniques
  • Understand reporting requirements for EMTs and paramedics


1 CEU   CAPCE # 19-MEDN-F3-3024


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