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Having a "Best Practice" approach to taking care of patients who are victims of Interpersonal Violence (IPV) maximizes favorable patient outcomes, and ensures consistency in case reporting.

Is your practice set up with "Best Practice" Standards for taking care of IPV victims?

Primary Care Provider Self Assessment Tool

Office Training:

Education and training can help health care providers feel more confident in their skills to assess IPV and respond appropriately. Below are links to several resources focused on providing such training.

Improve your IPV practices:

Providers’ Guide to Managing the Care of Domestic Violence Patients Within a Cultural Context

Reach Out: Intervening in Domestic Violence and Abuse, The Healthcare Providers’ Reference Guide

US Preventive Services Task Force Urges Routine Screening of Women for IPV

The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists).
USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. These recommendations are published in the form of "Recommendation Statements.

Read more about this here.

Task Force Urges Routine Screening of Women for Domestic Violence

Doctors should assess all females of childbearing age for abuse, experts say

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