Reporting Abuse, Neglect and Violence: What Every Healthcare Provider Needs To Know

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Sep 29, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

Your responsibility is to protect your patients, and that includes reporting abuse, neglect and violence. It's the law.

As a healthcare professional, you can provide reliable observations and accurate reports to protect your patients and safeguard society.

Join expert Dianne Ditmer, PhD, RN, CFN, DABFN, FACFE, SANE for this 60-minute event and learn to increase your awareness of the risk factors and warning signs of abuse, neglect and violence. Dianne will also enhance your assessment skills and knowledge of reportable injuries.

Here's a look at what Dianne will cover:

  • The ethical responsibilities and legal obligations in healthcare that impact mandatory reporting obligations
  • The most common trauma injuries that require reporting, including child abuse, elder abuse, gunshot wound, burns, and assault
  • Injuries that are red flags for abuse and neglect and must be reported
  • Mandatory reporting obligations specific accidental deaths, occupational deaths, therapeutic deaths and suspicious deaths
  • Documentation strategy musts: Meet reporting guidelines and interface with the legal system 
  • Best practice strategies to deliver quality care while meeting legal and ethical obligations
  • Dianne will also evaluate civil and criminal liability for failure to report.

Did you know?

  • 6,000 acts of violence are committed every day across the United States.
  • Victims of rape, abuse, neglect and trauma occupy 1 in every 8 hospital beds.
  • 30% of all women seeking treatment in emergency departments are victims of battering.
  • Annually, domestic violence results in 100,000 days of hospitalization, 30,000 emergency department visits and 40,000 visits to physicians.

But victims of crimes are more than faceless numbers - they are your patients.

Who should attend? Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, assistive personnel, clinicians in family practice, medical office settings, long term and acute care settings, educators.


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About Our Speaker

Dianne Ditmer - Emergency Nursing Expert

Dr. Dianne Ditmer is a clinical nurse educator and Certified Forensic Nurse with a background in risk management and emergency nursing. Her clinical training and certifications include forensic nursing and medical error investigation. As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Dr. Ditmer serves as chairman of the American Board of Forensic Nurses; member of the Ohio Healthcare Taskforce on Family Violence, and Montgomery County Sexual Assault Response Team.

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