Organization Name

Policy Name, Source, and Date Established

Key Points Related to Education and Training

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Domestic Violence: The Role of EMS Personnel

* ACEP believes that training in the evaluation and management of victims of domestic violence should be incorporated into the initial and continuing education of emergency medical services personnel. This training should include the recognition of victims and their injuries, an understanding of the patterns of abuse and how this affects care, scene safety, preservation of evidence, and documentation requirements.

From ACEP online (

Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors April 1995

Policy number 400279

Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors January 2000

ACEP recommends that:

Emergency medical services, medical school, and emergency medicine residency curricula include training in recognition, assessment, and interventions in child abuse.

American College of Surgeons (ACOS)

{ST-32} Statement on Domestic Violence


From web site (www.facs:80/fellows_info/statements/)

October 1999 Meeting

American Dental Association (ADA)

American Dental Association Policies

Resolved, that the ADA expand existing efforts to educate dental professionals to recognize abuse and neglect beyond that of children alone, to include women, elders, people with developmental disabilities, the physically challenged, and any other person who might be the object of abuse or neglect and encourage training programs on how to report such abuse and neglect tot the proper authorities as required by state law, and be it further

Resolved, that the ADA initiate a dialogue with other professional organizations, such as the American Medical Association

Excerpt from the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

Policy Statement—Expansion of ADA Efforts to Educate Dental Professionals in Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect (1996:683)

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