Abuse and Neglect Investigation for Canada

Abuse and Neglect Investigation for Canada 

happen more often than anyone would like to admit. Each year many residents are the victims of abuse and neglect. Too often, cases of abuse and neglect go unreported. You may think that situations of abuse and neglect are none of your business. Think again. Abuse and neglect is your business. Based on your job responsibilities, it is very important that you know what to do in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. While every reported situation may not necessarily be an incident of abuse or neglect, each allegation must be thoroughly investigated. It is important that you understand what abuse and neglect are, how to identify each, and what steps are involved in the investigation of resident abuse and neglect. This module is based on best practices and is intended as guidance for establishing an abuse investigation protocol. Make sure to always refer to your organization’s specific policies and provincial requirements.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-ANIC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recall why abuse and neglect investigations are important.
List the steps to conduct an investigation of alleged abuse or neglect.
Identify who to notify of a case of alleged abuse or neglect.
Recall how to gather information and conduct interviews.
Recognize how to best analyze the information obtained during an investigation.
Describe what to document in an investigation report.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Investigation A. Overview B. The Seven Steps C. Identification and Evidence Preservation D. Maintaining Safety E. Notification F. Information Gathering G. Interviews H. Analysis I. Concluding the Investigation J. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

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 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 General Staff; in the following settings: Health & Social Care Settings, Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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