Abuse and Neglect in Health Care: What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know

Course # 0012


The purpose of this course is to examine abuse, neglect and mistreatment of elderly individuals in senior care settings inluding skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, home health care and hospice. 


Abuse and Neglect in Health Care: What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know is a 1 hour course that provides information on abuse, neglect, mistreatment and exploitation of seniors in various care settings. The course provides various definitions, types, indicators, causes and effects of abuse and neglect. The course also provides information on prevention of abuse, neglect and mistreatment in health care. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss types of abuse and neglect  
  2. Discuss categories of abuse and neglect indicators 

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Addiction Specialists & Drug and Alcohol Counselors Administrators Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Personal Care Home Administrators Speech Therapists

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