Protecting Resident Rights in Nursing Facilities Self-Paced

Protecting Resident Rights in Nursing Facilities Self-Paced 

We are granted certain rights, protections, and freedoms by our government. Our rights, protections, and freedoms enable us to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of our life. When residents are admitted to your nursing facility, they do not lose any of their rights, protections, or freedoms. You have the ethical and legal responsibility to protect the rights of residents. In this course, you will learn about the rights residents have and ways you can protect these rights. Unless otherwise stated, the information in this course was sourced from Appendix PP – Guidance to Long Term Care Facility Surveyors published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated in 2017.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PRRNF-R1
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe and give examples of the rights residents have.
Explain steps you can take to protect these rights.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Resident Rights A. A Healthy and Safe Environment B. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect C. Freedom from Restraints D. The Right to Dignity and Respect E. Practice F. Protecting Dignity and Respect G. Access to Medical Treatment H. Decision-Making and Choice I. The Right to Self-Determination J. The Right to Privacy and Confidentiality K. Privacy Violations L. The Right to be Notified of Changes M. The Right to Manage Finances N. The Right to Voice Grievances O. The Right to Examine Survey Results P. The Right to Work or Not Work Q. The Right to Have Personal Possessions and Visitors R. The Right to Share a Room with a Spouse S. The Right to Self-Administer Medication T. The Right to Refuse Transfer in the Organization U. Informing Residents of Their Rights V. Exercising Their Rights W. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, 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: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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