ELDER MISTREATMENT: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce you to the subject of elder mistreatment and its underlying causes. It is designed for nurses who are assessing or managing elderly patients in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be on understanding the various types of elder mistreatment/abuse 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 and abuse will be emphasized. Assessment, documentation and reporting requirements will also be outlined.
Key Point: Each individual who works in a hospital or other healthcare facility has a legal obligation to report elder mistreatment, abuse and neglect. State laws vary regarding mandatory reporting of domestic violence and elder abuse or neglect.
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 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and other persons who care for and manage the elderly in a hospital, assisted living facility, convalescent hospital or home environment.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
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 have been incorporated in the coursework materials.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are no suggested course materials.
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AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pamela A. Assid, MSN, RN, CEN, Major USAFR NC
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.