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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
 
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Elder Abuse Prevention and Reporting

Contact Hours: 1.5
Cost: $15.00
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Elder Abuse Prevention and Reporting
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This Resident Abuse Prevention and Reporting course will provide participants with a review of the basic protective and safety considerations that help protect elders from complications related to abuse and neglect. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing personnel within the settings of assisted living, home care, and long-term care. Within this course, the participant will review how to prevent elder abuse, the process of reporting actual or suspected elder abuse, Federal and State regulations that govern elder abuse prevention and reporting, common problems of the elderly or ill that may put them at an increased risk for abuse from family and/or healthcare providers, potential consequences and complications of elder abuse, legal ramifications of elder abuse, improving communication to prevent and report elder abuse, and completing incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.


Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Define the different types of elder abuse and neglect.
2. List Federal and State regulations that govern elder abuse prevention and reporting.
3. Identify common problems of the elderly or ill that places them at risk for abuse.
4. Discuss potential consequences and complications of elder abuse.
5.  Describe ways that elder abuse can be prevented.
6   Discuss the prevalence of elder abuse in the United States.
7.  Give examples of possible legal ramifications of elder abuse.
8.   Explain how improving communication can prevent elder abuse.
9.   Describe the process of reporting actual or suspected elder abuse.
10. Discuss how to complete an incident report in a timely and thorough manner.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Prevalence of Elder Abuse in the United States

Definition of Elder Abuse
Statistics of Elder Abuse 
Federal and State Regulations 

Chapter 2: Physical Abuse 

Definition 
Example
Signs and Symptoms 
Prevention Strategies

Chapter 3: Neglect and Abandonment 

Definition 
Example
Signs and Symptoms 
Prevention Strategies

Chapter 4: Sexual Abuse 

Definition 
Example 
Sexual Harassment 
Signs and Symptoms 
Prevention Strategies

Chapter 5: Emotional and Mental Abuse 

Definition 
Examples 
Signs and Symptoms 
Prevention Strategies

Chapter 6: Financial or Material Exploitation 

Definition 
Examples 
Signs and Symptoms 
Prevention Strategies

Chapter 7: Improving Communication to Prevent Elder Abuse

 
Following the Care Plan
Therapeutic Communication 
Reporting Concerns

Chapter 8: Reporting Actual or Suspected Elder Abuse

Facility Reporting Responsibilities 
Staff Member Reporting Responsibilities 
Incident Reporting

Chapter 9: References

 
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