Abuse & Neglect Self-Paced

Abuse & Neglect Self-Paced 

Incidents of abuse, as well as neglect, are very serious issues. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are common occurrences among vulnerable adults, such as older adults. Many cases of abuse go unreported because the resident is fearful, embarrassed, isolated, dependent on the abuser, or incapable of reporting. Therefore, it’s up you to recognize and report situations that indicate abuse. In this course, you’ll learn how to recognize, report, and prevent abuse.


This course corresponds with the federal regulations established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2017). Each state may also have their own regulations pertaining to abuse, so be familiar with your state’s specific regulations as well. Always follow your organization’s policies and procedures related to abuse.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-AN-R1
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Recognize situations that may indicate abuse.
Recall how to report suspected cases of abuse.
Explain your role in preventing abuse.


Section 1: Introduction

  1. About This Course

  2. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Recognizing, Reporting, & Preventing Abuse

  1. Who is at Risk?

  2. At Risk Behaviors

  3. What is Abuse?

  4. Physical Abuse

  5. Sexual Abuse

  6. Mental Abuse

  7. Technology

  8. Verbal Abuse

  9. Involuntary Seclusion

  10. Misappropriation of Property

  11. Neglect

  12. Can You Recognize Abuse?

  13. Signs of Abuse

  14. Responding to Abuse

  15. The Elder Justice Act

  16. Abuse Prevention

  17. Person-Centered Care

  18. What Can You Do?

  19. Consequences of Behavior

  20. Review

Section 3: Conclusion

  1. Summary

  2. Course Contributor

  3. References

  4. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Residential 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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