Conducting an Abuse Investigation

Conducting an Abuse Investigation 

Preventing abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of residents is always a top priority for nursing facilities. When an allegation of abuse has been made, an investigation must take place in order to determine if the abuse has occurred and identify what steps can be taken to prevent further abuse. This course will discuss the federal regulations regarding abuse and neglect and outline the steps needed to conduct a comprehensive and thorough abuse investigation.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-SRC-0-CAI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

1.25 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.25 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

1.25 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-CAI
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the federal regulations pertaining to abuse and neglect.
Identify the immediate actions that must be taken after an allegation of abuse.
Explain techniques to use when interviewing those involved in the investigation.
Describe appropriate strategies to ensure documentation of the investigation and reporting of the conclusion.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

What is Abuse?

Section 2: Regulatory Requirements and Abuse

Types of Abuse

Risk Factors for Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

The Cycle of Abuse

Reporting Requirements

Handling Abuse Cases

Review

Summary

Section 3: Investigating Abuse

What is an Investigation?

Responsibilities of an Investigator

When Do You Conduct an Investigation?

Documenting Your Actions: Make a Record of Everything

Review

Summary

Section 4: Steps of an Abuse Investigation

10 Step Process

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

Step 9

Step 10a

Step 10b

Review

Summary

Section 5: Follow-Up

Facility Investigative File

Maximizing Investigation Effectiveness

What Can We Learn from the Investigative Process?

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer 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; Nurses; in the following 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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