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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Abuse by factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA) occurs when the parent seeks medical attention for their child that subjects the child to unnecessary extensive testing and medical interventions. The disorder, previously known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, was renamed and classified as a factitious disorder. The spectrum of illnesses reflected in cases of FDIA is startling. Because healthcare professional team members play a vital role in profiling and aiding in the diagnosis of FDIA, they must be able to identify symptoms, warning signs, and the typical characteristics of a perpetrator, as well as the psychosocial dynamics of the situation, to separate the perpetrator-healthcare provider relationship. This course educates healthcare professionals about how to recognize and intervene in FDIA cases.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define 3 aspects of FDIA.
  • Discuss 3 perpetrator and 3 child victim profiles associated with FDIA.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse and other healthcare professionals in recognizing, profiling, and caring for child victims of FDIA.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse and other healthcare professionals in recognizing, profiling, and caring for child victims
  • Define three aspects of factitious disorder imposed on another.
  • Discuss three perpetrator and three child victim profiles associated with factitious disorder imposed on another.
  • Discuss the role of the healthcare professional in recognizing, profiling, and caring for victims of factitious disorder imposed on another.
  • Define three aspects of FDIA
  • Discuss three perpetrator and three child victim profiles associated with FDIA

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/25

Course Originally Released On: 12/01/22

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

 

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Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, 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.