presented by Kristen L. Mauk
Financial— Kris Mauk receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Mauk has been a Professor of Nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a Professor of Nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing. She…Read full bio
1. Assessing for Abuse or Mistreatment
This chapter focuses on recognizing potential abuse situations and knowing what to report to the nurse or supervisor. Clues of abuse are discussed, along with how to recognize signs and symptoms. Reporting critical information is a focus.
2. Interventions for Nursing Assistants
This chapter focuses on how to handle challenging situations in which elder abuse is suspected. Strategies for the NA to use are described, including techniques for diffusing difficult situations, such as using appropriate communication, recognizing escalating negative behaviors in body language, and talking to both the possible victim as well as the probable perpetrator.