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Protecting Residents from Assault and Abuse

This course will help you fulfill your legal and ethical duty to protect and serve residents. 

You will learn about:

  • Resident abuse
  • How to help ensure that you do not abuse residents
  • How to help protect residents from abuse by other caregivers

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate the types of abuse that occur in post‐acute care facilities affecting healthcare worker and resident safety.
  • Identify warning signs of abused residents and abusive providers in residential post‐acute care facilities.
  • List steps staff can take to manage their stress in residential post‐ acute care facilities that will promote resident safety.
  • Recognize issues related to sexual boundaries between residents and healthcare providers in residential post‐acute care facilities.