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  • September 29
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

The Nurse's Responsibility in Reporting Abuse

September 29

Understand how to respond when abuse or neglect is suspected and your reporting obligations.

As clinicians, we interact with our patients on a regular basis. Therefore, it is a pivotal aspect of practice to recognize when that individual is the victim of abuse. The abuse can be financial, emotional, or physical. Nurses, who spend more time with patients than any other health care professionals, are in an ideal position to identify, intervene in, report, and generally lead the way in preventing abuse. The ultimate goal of this topic is to offer you an appreciation of the prevalence of abuse, to offer you a greater understanding of the variations of abuse, and to offer you an understanding of how to respond when abuse or neglect is suspected. Hopefully, by utilizing a host of clinical scenarios and implementing evidence-based data, you will depart with a heightened awareness for the incidence, the prevalence, and reaction strategies.

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Agenda

The Clinical Responsibility
  • Definition of Mandatory Reporting
  • When a Mandatory Duty to Report Violence Against an Individual or Individuals Exists, There Is No Exception to the Directive: One Must Report Without Fail. This Translates Into No Excuse for Not Doing so. As a Result, Nurse-Patient Confidentiality, Another Staff Member or Administrator Telling You Not to Report Your Concerns, or a Family Member Pleading With You Not to Report Your Observations Do Not Affect Your Duty to Report
  • The Potential Consequences of Mandatory Reporting Include Professional Disciplinary Action by the State Board of Nursing, a Loss of Any Certifications You Hold (e.g. Certification as a School Nurse), and Criminal Prosecution (Usually a Misdemeanor)
What Is Defined as Abuse?
  • Abuse Does Not Necessarily Have to Be Physical in Nature. But, Assess the Patient for Bruising or Other Signs of Physical or Nutritional Neglect
  • Neglect Is Analogous to Abuse: Assess the Patient for Nutritional Neglect or Poor Hygiene or Medication Mismanagement
  • Financial Exploitation Is Also Categorized as Abuse
When There Is a Suspicion What Steps One Takes:
  • Assess the Patient Constantly for Any Signs of Physical Abuse, Mental Anguish, Fear, Financial Abuse or Unusual Behavior
  • Document the Observations and Conversations in Accord to the Facility or Agency's Policy
  • Consult With a Nurse Attorney or Attorney to Help Guide You With the Reporting, Especially If You Are Not Supported by Your Employer
  • When Filing the Report, Do so Accurately and Completely, Including All Content the Agency Report Requires
Guidelines for Follow-up
  • Provide the Agency With Whom You Spoke With Your, the Clinician's, Contact Information
  • Provide and Keep a Detailed Record of the Testimony Provided
  • Serve as an Advocate for the Suspected Abused Party Throughout the Assessment
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  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     
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This live webinar is designed for nurses, directors of nursing, administrators, nurses' assistants, nursing technicians, physician assistants, personal care providers and medical records professionals.

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Faculty

Jennifer R. Ward, RN BSN

NurseTogether LLC

  • Member of National Society for Pain Management Nursing
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nurses
  • Serves as a contributor for NurseTogether
  • Obtained certification as a Medical Surgical Nurse, through the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, in 2009
  • B.S. degree in nutrition science, Indiana University in Bloomington, IN; B.S. degree in nursing, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
  • In pursuit of Master's of Science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 397884
Published 2017
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