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Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse: Recognition and Reporting for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Course Description
This course covers recognizing and reporting elder abuse and dependent adult abuse and is applicable to nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, EMS/paramedic providers, and other health professionals. Define elder abuse and learn about elder/dependent adult abuse prevention in general and in nursing homes. State laws provide specific definitions relating to such abuse; all healthcare professionals should familiarize themselves with the laws in their state.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Define “elder (older adult) abuse” and “dependent adult abuse.”

2) Recognize the indicators of abuse.

3) Discuss the risk factors for those who experience abuse and its perpetrators.

4) Explain the reporting process and barriers to reporting suspected abuse.

5) Summarize protective interventions that may be taken in cases of abuse.

6) Describe efforts to prevent abuse of persons at risk.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 2.00 Contact Hours.

Course Availability: Expires November 4, 2023. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, MSN, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. Adrianne earned her MS in nursing and a doctorate in adult education from Penn State University. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of nursing professional development and continuing education for nurses. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences devoted to the specialty of nursing professional development. Adrianne owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in evidence-based practice and quality improvement.

Judy K. Orth, BSN, MA, RN, CHPN

Judy K. Orth is a board-certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. She began her career in an intensive-coronary care unit in rural Iowa, where after ten years she designed and coordinated a cardiac rehab program. She later found her passion for clinical nursing as a clinical coordinator at a large hospice in Des Moines and was honored with a national Nurse Competence in Aging Award. Judy's academic background includes a master's degree in gerontology from Western Illinois University, and she holds the rank of assistant professor of nursing at Iowa Wesleyan University and lecturer of nursing at Grand View University. She also combines her clinical and academic experiences and expertise to author continuing education courses. 
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 2 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
Copyright
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/04/2023
Cost : $18.00
Credit Offered:
2 ANCC Credits
 
 
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