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Dependent Adult Abuse (Elder Abuse) Summary
Does NOT satisfy Iowa Requirements. 2.00  Contact Hours   -   0.20 AOTA CEUs

This course is applicable for the following professions:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Home Health Aid (HHA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Medical Assistant (MA), Nursing Student, Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Registered Nurse (RN)

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before Saturday, October 3, 2020


AOTA Classification Code: CAT 1: Professional Issues
Education Level: Intermediate
AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. AOTA provider number 9575.

FPTA Approval: CE19-467198. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Course Description

Author:    Shelly McDonald (MSN, RN)

Elder abuse is a harsh reality and this course teaches healthcare workers how to identify its victims and how to respond. Those who complete this CE will be able to explain the signs and symptoms of elderly abuse, as well as the phenomenon of abuse within institutional settings. They will also learn about how to report elder abuse and getting proper assistance.

OT/As and PT/As will benefit from this course through improved awareness of types of elder abuse, laws and procedures related to elder abuse, knowledge of warning signs and consequences of abuse. Clinicians will gain improved observation skills regarding behavioral indicators of victims of physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse needed to identify and report to appropriate agencies, and an improved awareness of a clinician's role in reporting abuse.


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