Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 3908 Aeries Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, USA
*Corresponding author: Stowe Caroline, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 3908 Aeries Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, USA, Tel: 8434254377; Email: [email protected].
Received Date: February 13, 2023
Published Date: March 10, 2023
Citation: Stowe C. (2023). Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Telemedicine Opportunities. Mathews J Nurs. 5(1):12.
Copyrights: Stowe C. © (2023).
Background: According to the Center for Disease Control, intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of people in the United States each year. IPV starts early and continues throughout the lifetime of both men and women. Methods: A group of healthcare providers who provide health care services via telemedicine were exposed to an educational session based on the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and then provided with an opportunity to practice what they had learned. It was determined if differences in knowledge after exposure to the session combined with a practice session were significant from pre-test scores. Results: Based on a 100 percent point scale, participants scored an average of 58% before exposure to the educational intervention and an average of 89% after participating. Participants strongly agreed that the program was useful for increasing knowledge of USPSTF recommendations for IPV screening. Conclusion: The educational intervention was effective in increasing competency in IPV screening among women of reproductive age. Post-test findings suggest that the intervention met the goal of increasing provider competency in IPV screening via telemedicine. This quality improvement project can serve as a foundation for IPV screening via telemedicine.
Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Telehealth, Telemedicine.