ExpiredDomestic Violence in the Home Care Setting

  • July 14, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Domestic violence is a growing concern for the medical community. This presentation will focus on the home care nurse appropriately assessing and intervening in domestic violence. It will include signs and symptoms of the victim once the home care nurse enters the home, how to safely remove the victim and children from this volatile situation, and what the home care nurse should and should not do when caring for the victim of Domestic Violence. In addition, this presentation will show how we as home care nurses, can empower the victim to move on with his or her life.


  • Describe the types of Domestic Violence/Cycle of Violence
  • Describe how to recognize the warning signs of Domestic Violence
  • Explain the long term effects of Domestic Violence
  • Cite the “Do’s and Don’ts as a Home care clinician
  • Discuss how to leave
  • Discuss available resources

Faculty: Mary E. Suchetka, RN, BSN, MSN is a graduate from Lakeland Community College with her associates Degree, Indiana Wesleyan University for her Bachelor of Nursing and the University of Phoenix where she obtained her Masters in Nursing. Mary has been a registered nurse since 1990 and has experience in Cardiac and Neuro Intensive Care. She began working for Cleveland Clinic Homecare Services in 2007 as a registered nurse. Mary is currently an Assistant Nurse Manager with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the Homecare division. Additionally Mary is also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) which includes education in Rape, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking.

Continuing Education: The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail or fax an evaluation form and signed roster to Beth Kingsley. Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

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