Elder Abuse
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of elder abuse. The various types of abuse will be discussed and their implications. Statistics about the increasing incidence of elder abuse and their significance will be discussed. Risk factors for abuse and how to report abuse will be discussed. Screening tools for abuse are important tools. Two of those tools will be explored. Nurses have the responsibility to report, identify, and try to prevent abuse of the elderly population.

Course Publication Date: September 21, 2023

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Heather Frommeyer MSN Ed, RN
Course No:ELDER-23
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify and define the six types of elder abuse

  • Recognize current statistics regarding the prevalence of elder abuse

  • Summarize the reporting responsibilities of healthcare professionals regarding elder abuse

  • List two screening tools for identifying elders at risk for or experiencing abuse


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