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Florida Mandatory: Domestic Violence - Part 1 (FL CHAPTER MEMBER)

Registration Fee: FL Chapter Member $0

Speaker: Suzanne Harrison, MD, FAAFP

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This internet enduring material was independently planned by the FAFP Continuing Professional Development Committee. For this educational activity, all planners and faculty have disclosed, and peer review of all educational content was conducted to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

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None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Faculty Disclosure Information:
Dr. Suzanne Harrison, speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

About the Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Harrison is a board-certified Family Physician who has been working on violence prevention and education most of her career. She is Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health and serves as Director of Clinical Programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Harrison contributes substantially to the trauma and abuse education in the medical student curriculum and provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare providers on domestic violence and human trafficking. Relevant publications include AMWA’s Position Paper on the Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States, Workplace Bullying Among Family Physicians: A Gender Focused Study, Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect, Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Intervention, Domestic Violence Screening: A National Hotline Survey, and Intimate Partner Violence. She is a part president of the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Harrison graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, completed a Family Medicine Residency program, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at UC San Diego.

Program Information:
Dates of Original Release: June 2, 2016; September 16, 2019
Date of Most Recent Review: August 2022
Date of New Release: September 15, 2022
Date Credit Expires: September 15, 2025

Target Audience: AAFP/FAFP Members and Nonmember Physicians
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 1 hour

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

Accreditation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Overview:
This one-hour webinar is part of the two-hour FL mandatory CME requirement on Domestic Violence.

As part of an effort to address medical error incidents, the Florida Legislature mandates that all healthcare professionals in Florida complete a two-hour course on the topic of prevention of medical errors. This continuing medical education course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Florida law and provide family physicians with information regarding the root cause analysis process, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Define domestic violence and the impact on the health
  • Cite the prevalence of domestic violence on a national and state level
  • Review the laws pertaining to this issue in the state of Florida
  • Describe screening for individuals who may be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms that should alert a healthcare provider to the possibility of interpersonal violence.
  • Describe the impact of abuse on health, including conditions that are seen more commonly in victims of abuse
  • Discuss questions that create an atmosphere conducive to a disclosure of violence, abuse or neglect
  • Identify resources for providers and patients at the state and national level

Instructions for Earning Credit:
  • Watch and listen to the 1-hour webinar in full until completed.
  • Reflect on the current and best practices discussed and how the information may change your own current practices.
  • Use the practice cases to challenge your understanding of the Florida laws or clinical practice guidelines.
  • Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar.
  • Your CME certificate will be emailed and will be available for printing after you have submitted the activity evaluation. Please keep your certificates for your records and for your state re-licensure requirements. Do not send certificate copies to the FAFP or the AAFP offices.
  • CME credits earned from this activity will be reported to AAFP and CE Broker within 30 days, provided you have completed and successfully submitted the evaluation.

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Contact Information/Inquiries:
Questions? Please contact Ashleigh Huff, FAFP Director of Membership and Workforce Development at (904) 726-0944 or via email at