The Epidemic of Elder Abuse

The Epidemic of Elder Abuse

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/20

CE program brought to you by South Carolina AHEC through AHECU.  If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

To register go to www.upstateahec.org If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50 payable you enroll at www.upstateahec.org. If you require special assistance, please contact the office at 864-349-1160.

Course Description: This course will increase participant perspectives on the impact of elder abuse along the aging continuum. 

Education Level: Introductory

Instructional Method: Asynchronous online PowerPoint® lecture, Pre-Test, Post-Test and Evaluation

To pass this course you must view the lecture, complete the pre-test and evaluation and score at least 80% on the post-test.

Contact Hours: 2 hours 15 minutes (2.25 clock hours)

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers,  Medical Assistants, and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

•Definition of Elder Abuse

•Report the procedures for Responding to Allegations of Abuse

•Identify the Predictors of Elder Abuse

•Identify Prevention Strategies to reduce Elder Abuse

Credit Statements:

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.25 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists:  This program has been approved for 2.25 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 2.25 contact hours. 

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136094,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  2.5 AG credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.225 CEUs (2.25 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given if you have accessed an online course.  You may cancel via email at bstoray@upstateahec.org  or telephone, 864-349-1160.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.