This course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health, approval #2908.
- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
- Expiration date: December 1, 2020
- Course price: $19
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.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors;
Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Define the term dependent adult
- Describe types and prevalence of elder abuse.
- Explain forms of disability and their relationship to abuse.
- List characteristics of victims and perpetrators of abuse.
- Identify barriers to reporting of abuse.
- Discuss the reasons why abuse occurs.
- Summarize Iowa laws regarding Dependent Adult Abuse.
- State behavioral indicators of adult abuse.
- Define mandatory reporter and reportable criteria.
- Summarize the process for reporting dependent adult abuse.
- Outline the process for evaluation of reports of abuse.
- Spell out interventions available for dependent adults.
- Evaluate appropriate ways to communicate with victims of abuse.
- List measures to prevent abuse of dependent adults.