MEM508 - Wandering & Elopement in Long-Term Care (1.0 HR)

$15.95
SKU
013-MEM508

Keeping resident's safe is one of the most important things a caregiver can do. Knowing who is at risk and what to do if a resident wanders or elopes can help protect the resident from unnecessary harm. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires nursing homes to provide residents with adequate supervision to prevent harm. If the resident is injured as a result of wandering or elopement the care facility may be found liable for failing to keep residents safe while in their care.

Keeping a resident safe is one of the most important things a caregiver can do. Knowing who is at risk for wandering and elopement and how to respond can help protect the resident from unnecessary harm. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires nursing homes to provide residents with adequate supervision to prevent harm. If the resident is injured because of wandering or elopement, the care facility may be found liable for failing to keep the person safe.

Purpose 

Health care workers in long-term care are responsible for the health and safety of residents. This course highlights common wandering and elopement behaviors of residents while placing an emphasis on prevention and response measures within the facility.

Objectives  

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define wandering and elopement.
  2. Identify residents at risk for elopement.
  3. Discuss which methods are useful in preventing elopement.
  4. Explain what an effective elopement prevention and response plan consists of. 

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

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