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. Note: Health Care Policy is mandated and managed individually by all 10 Provinces and 3 Territories. Regulations for the prevention and response to elopement in residential care settings are specific to the province or territory that you work in. Additionally, every residential care setting has policies and procedures for the prevention of and response to elopement. It is important for you to be familiar with these policies and procedures. Contact your supervisor if you need help locating these policies and procedures.