People age 80 and older are abused and neglected three times more often than younger populations, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. But spotting abuse and intervening can become complicated with the elderly, considering factors such as disabilities, physical fragility, hearing impairment, and limited mobility.
In this 1-hour audio conference, expert speaker Diane Ditmer, PhD, RN, CFN, DABFN, FACFE, SANE, will cover evidence-based material to help you recognize the signs of elder abuse and know how to react accordingly. You’ll walk away with an enhanced awareness and a stronger basis for care planning and referral.
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Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Who should attend? Healthcare professionals, including nurses, social workers, administrators, risk managers and patient advocates, as well as law enforcement, legal counsel and ombudsmen.
- Apryl Swafford
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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