Abuse and Neglect in the Health Care Setting
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8 AM - 4 PM MST (M-F)
Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA
The purpose of this educational training module is to broaden your understanding of the TJC Provision of Care Standard for abuse and neglect and to ensure you understand the responsibility to report abuse.
Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam.
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- 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.
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:
Table of Contents
- Abuse and Neglect in the Health Care Setting
- Course Purpose and Learning Objectives
- 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
- End of Course Quiz
Course Content Example 1:
Know the Types of Abuse and Neglect
Types of abuse and neglect a person may be subjected to:
Abuse – Intentional maltreatment of an individual that may cause injury, either physical of psychological.
Mental Abuse – humiliation, harassment, and threats of punishment or deprivation
Physical Abuse – hitting, slapping, pinching, or kicking, controlling behavior through corporal punishment.
Sexual Abuse – sexual harassment, sexual coercion, and sexual assault
Neglect – the absences of minimal resources to meet basic needs. Neglect includes with-holding or inadequate provisions of food and hydration, clothing, medical care, and good hygiene. It may also include placing the individual in unsafe or unsupervised conditions.
Course Content Example 2:
Legal Liability to Report Abuse and Neglect
Persons mandated to report:
- Childcare custodians
- Medical Practitioners
- Non-medical practitioners involved in the care of a patient.
All of these categories are protected from civil and criminal liability. Immunity from liability also extends to the taking of photographs and x-rays, and dissemination of them with the required reports.
Note: Persons not mandated to report are encouraged to report suspected abuse and neglect. Such persons are protected from civil and criminal liability.
Course Content Example 3:
Assessment of Abuse or Neglect
Health Professionals use S.A.F.E questions to assess domestic violence:
S. Questions regarding stress and safety. Example – Do you feel safe in your relationship?
A. Questions regarding fear and abuse. Example – Have you been physically hurt or threatened by your partner?
F. Questions regarding family and friends. Example – Do your parents or siblings know about the abuse?
E. Questions regarding an emergency plan. Example – Do you have a safe place to go in an emergency?
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