Identifying and Referring Elder Mistreatment

Source: Medical University of South Carolina



The Elder Abuse Identification and Referral Training is a concentrated overview of elder abuse and how healthcare professionals can identify, refer, and report these cases
At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, risk factors, perpetrator characteristics, and mental health outcomes of elder abuse
  • Assess an older adult using the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) validated screening tool or other method.
  • Develop a protocol for identifying and referring elder abuse and adapting this protocol to the needs and setting of your department

In order to receive CME credit, non-MUSC providers must view the training video below, complete the post-test and evaluation, and submit the Elder Abuse Training Payment Information Form along with $25 payment for certificate and storage fee. After receipt of the certificate fee, providers will receive a certificate for 0.75 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™.

Credit Designation
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for 0.75 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-Physicians: The Medical University of South Carolina will award 0.08 CEUs (0.75 contact hours) for full time attendance. (1 contact hour equals 0.1 CEU).

Accreditation Statement
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the ACCME accreditation requirements and Standards for Commercial Support, anyone with the opportunity to influence the content of this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests with a commercial interest. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The planners, developers and authors of the Elder Abuse Identification and Referral Training have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Commercial support was not received for this activity.
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Expiration Date: August 30, 2020

Link: Identifying and Referring Elder Mistreatment


Access: Web-based, Web-based (Fee)

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Community, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement

Level: Advanced, Intermediate