Incidents of abuse, as well as neglect are very serious issues. Each year hundreds of thousands of older adults are the victims of abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can happen at any hospital, at any senior care community or outpatient facility, or even in a senior’s own home. It is important that you understand what abuse and neglect are and how to identify each. You must know the main types of abuse and the steps you need to follow to stop abuse or neglect, and how to report potential cases of abuse and neglect.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Recognizing Abuse A. Who is at Risk? B. What is Abuse? C. Can You Recognize Abuse? D. Signs of Abuse E. Where, When, and Who F. Summary Section 3: Reporting and Preventing Abuse A. Responding to Abuse B. Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse C. Abuse Prevention D. What Can You Do? E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations!
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. 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 Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, 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, CDP, WCC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN
Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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