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HHA: Elder Abuse and Neglect

presented by Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

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Financial: Kim Corral is an employee and share holder of Chelta, Inc Kim Corral receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. For both instructors there are no financial interests beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kim Corral has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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As a home health aide, you play an important role in recognizing signs of suspected abuse in the patients you care for. Recognizing, reporting, and documenting the suspected abuse is essential to maintaining patient safety and will be discussed within the scope of the home health aide role. This course defines different abuse situations that the aide may encounter during home visits and demonstrates what the home health aide should do when suspected abuse is identified, as well as strategies for providing safe care delivery to patients who are known to be victims of abuse.

Meet Your Instructor

Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a passion for providing the clinical…

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1. Case Scenario and Course Overview

In this chapter, we will introduce the agenda and learning objectives for this course and present an example of a scenario you may encounter in your work with patients.

2. Types and Signs of Elder Abuse

This chapter will define the different types of elder abuse through a series of different patient examples. Following each example, we will discuss which type of abuse we see and what the aide needs to look for when observing patients. We will also be connecting our learning back to our initial example scenario from Chapter One.

3. Home Health Care Considerations

Providing excellent personal care and maintaining patient safety are the aide’s primary goals of care. In this chapter, we will discuss the personal care and safety goals to consider, and present a demonstration of how to provide care to a patient who may be the victim of abuse.

4. Documentation and Reporting

Home health aides are the eyes and ears of their organizations. Because of this, it is extremely important that home health aides document their observations and report them back to the rest of the care team. In this chapter, we will explain what to report to your supervisor and when, and present a demonstration of excellent reporting practices.

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