Preventing and Responding to Elopement

 

Elopement is a daily challenge for many residential care settings. Because of the risk of injury and even death, it is a challenge that you, as an employee of a residential care setting, must be prepared to face. Preventing and responding to elopement is not just a nursing task. Rather, the safety of residents is a responsibility of all employees regardless of job title. In this course, you will learn the precautions and interventions to follow to prevent a resident from eloping and the procedure for responding if a resident elopes.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-PRE

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # 051915. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1619343

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This program is approved for 1.00 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 162991.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course is NCCAP approved NCCAP 500264-19NT. All NCCAP approved courses count 100% towards certification.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PRE
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify three risk factors for elopement.

Describe four interventions for the prevention of elopement.

List the steps to take when a resident elopes.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Preventing Elopement
A. Risk Factors
B. Preventing Elopement
C. Individualized Interventions
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: Responding to Elopement
A. What Do You Do?
B. Head Counts
C. Where is Zelma?
D. Missing Resident
E. Resident Return
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations





Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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