This course combines video and written narration to discuss elopement and wandering in patients, especially those in long-term care settings. Caregivers must understand the potential for harm for those patients that wander and must take every precaution to prevent unsafe wandering and elopement. You will review identifying at-risk patients; performing assessments; recognizing & documenting wandering behaviors; implementing prevention strategies; and what to do if a patient wanders from the facility or unit.
At the completion of this course the reader will be able to:
Define the terms wandering and elopement.
Determine the difference between safe and unsafe wandering.
Identify triggers of unsafe wandering.
Assess new residents for at-risk behaviors
Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
Identify wandering prevention strategies
Discuss the importance of electronic methods of intervention
Discuss the steps to take when a resident missing
Discuss the steps to take when that resident Is found
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Online - Complete Course
Course is available online IMMEDIATELY after purchase
Reading material is presented in a PDF or PowerPoint format
One copy of the reading material can be printed out or saved
Quiz answers are entered online & graded immediately
YOU print your certificate from your Course History