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ATrain Education Inc.

Iowa: Abuse of Dependent Adults

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Overview / Abstract:

This course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and is an approved abuse education curriculum to be used as a training tool for Dependent Adult Abuse mandatory reporter training. IDPH approval #2908.

A thorough review of adult dependent abuse, including definitions, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, and reasons for abuse. The course identifies indicators of adult abuse and summarizes reportable criteria for mandated reporting. It further outlines the process for evaluating reported abuse, lists interventions available to abused adults, suggests ways to communicate with victims, and proposes measures for preventing adult abuse.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

*Define dependent adults and describe types of elder abuse.
*Identify the characteristics of the victims and the perpetrators of abuse.
*Discuss the reasons for abuse.
*Identify indicators of adult abuse.
*Summarize reportable criteria for mandated reporting of dependent adult abuse.
*Outline the process for evaluation of reported abuse.
*State interventions available for dependent adults.
*Describe appropriate ways to communicate with victims of abuse.
*List measures to prevent abuse of dependent adults.


Dec 01, 2020


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Credits / Hours

2.0 Contact Hours


ANCC, AOTA, Iowa Dept of Public Health, CA Board of Physical Therapy

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Nancy Evans, BS
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD.

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Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education Inc. ATrain Education CEU, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, maltreatment, neglect, mandated reporter, sexual abuse, chronic stress, Iowa, legal issues

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