Abuse and Neglect in the Health Care Setting Only $24.95
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Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA

Release Date: Aug 24, 2018
Valid Through: Aug 24, 2020. This course will be updated or expired on this date
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
CEUs: See Continuing Education section
Media: Internet. Available 24/7 365 Online. See requirements below


The purpose of this educational training module is to broaden your understanding of the JCAHO Provision of Care Standard for abuse and neglect and to ensure you understand the responsibility to report abuse.

learning objectives

  • List the criteria for identifying victims of abuse and neglect. 
  • Discuss patient rights to be free from mental, physical, and verbal abuse.
  • Explain how to ensure that actual or suspected cases of abuse or neglect are identified and reported to the Social Services Department.

target audience

target audience

This educational program is designed and developed for Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and anyone need to adhere to TJC standards.



Table of Contents

  • Abuse and Neglect in the Health Care Setting 
  • Legal
  • Course Purpose and Learning Objectives 
  • Background 
  • Ethics, Rights, and Responsibility Standard: RI.2.150 
  • Provision of Care Standard: PC.3.10 
  • Know the Types of Abuse and Neglect 
  • Legal Liability to Report Abuse and Neglect 
  • Recognition of Abuse and Neglect 
  • Assessment of Abuse or Neglect  
  • Reporting Abuse or Neglect  
  • Staff Education: What You Must Know 
  • Assessment Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion
•An estimated one to two million people age 65 and older in the United States have been injured, exploited, or mistreated by a caregiver.1
•Between birth and three years of age, infants and toddlers are victimized at a rate of 16.4 per 1,000 children in the same age group.2 Infants and toddlers are victimized more often than older children.
Because of these facts, the JCAHO expects hospitals to have processes in place to identify victims of abuse. This learning module discusses current (as of 2009) JCAHO patient rights and Provision of Care (PC) standards for abuse and neglect. The also references the National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings.
1.Bonnie RJ. Elder mistreatment; Abuse, neglect, and exploitation in an aging America.
2.US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.


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Continuing Education

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

HIPAA Exams, Inc. requires that the faculty participating in any activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this activity. HIPAA Exams, Inc. also requires participating faculty to disclose when unapproved/unlabeled uses of a product are discussed in a activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products.


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial support. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Operating Systems Requirements

  • Windows: XP or higher
  • Mac OS X: 10.5 or higher
  • Android:* Lollipop and Marshmallow
  • iOS:* 9 or higher

Minimum System Requirement

  • Disk Space: 600 MB of free hard drive space


  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or higher**, Firefox latest (32-bit), Chrome latest
  • Mac OS X: Safari 7 and above
  • Pop-up blockers should be turned off

Internet Connection Speed

  • Windows: Intel Pentium® processor (1GHz or faster), At least 1 GB RAM


  • Graphics card: 800x600 pixel resolution or greater (1024x768 pixels recommended).

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