ELDER MISTREATMENT: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce the subject of elder mistreatment to nurses and others who assess or manage elderly patients in a variety of settings. The content will also be useful for those who work with vulnerable patients of any age who are mentally or physically challenged. Emphasis will be on understanding the various types of elder mistreatment and how it can be detected during routine nursing screening procedures or the delivery of direct nursing care. The characteristic patterned injuries of elder mistreatment will be emphasized. Assessment, documentation and reporting requirements will be outlined.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Name seven distinct types of elder mistreatment.
- Identify patterned injuries associated with elder abuse when provided case photo illustrations.
- Select statements that accurately describe the roles and responsibilities of nurses in reporting elder mistreatment identified in the workplace or community setting.
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $44.95
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Medical professionals, allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, EMT personnel), military medics, law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals, human resources and students.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: PDF Format.
TEACHING METHOD: Self-paced.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
OTHER RELATED COURSE: Forensic Wound Recognition, Elder Abuse And Neglect, Elder Abuse: The Role Of The Health Professional In The Clinical Setting, Identification of Patterned Injuries, Basic Human Anatomy, Infection Control, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting, Chain of Custody, Documentation and Recognition: Forensic Issues for Healthcare in the Digital Era…
AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Janet Barber Duval, MSN, RN, Colonel, USAF NC, (Ret)
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.