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1
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What is Negligence?

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  • Performing an act that a reasonably Prudent person under similar circumstances would not do.
  • Failing to perform an act that a reasonable prudent person under similar circumstances would do
2
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What is false imprisonment?

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unlawful confinement

3
Q

What is Assault?

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Threat of unpermitted touching

4
Q

What is battery?

A

intentional touching without consent

5
Q

What is informed consent?

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Consent obtained by a person performing treatment/task.

6
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What two things need to accompany informed consent?

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  • Documentation

- voluntary Verbal or communicated consent

7
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What is Durable Power of Attorney? (DPOA)

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A type of advanced directive legal document that enables an individual to designate another person to act on his/her behalf even in the event that the individual becomes disabled or incapacitated

8
Q

The person with the designated power of attorney is referred to as the ___

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attorney in-fact

9
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What is a Living will

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A type type of advanced directive legal document that informs others as to what the patient wants to happen in certain situations.

10
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What is a DNR

A

A do not resuscitate order. Means that medical personnel are not to preform any time of resuscitation in the event that the patients heart stops

11
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How is a DNR obtained?

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Through the order of a Physician

12
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What is a POLST?

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Similar to a DNR but has specifics beyond the heart stopping. Gives clear directions to medical personnel on how to act in specific life ending situations on a terminal patient

13
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How many states use and honor POLST?

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Over 40

14
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What is a vulnerable Adult

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Any adult at risk of abuse who, due to age and/or disability, is unable to protect themselves

15
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What is the provider or any employee/caregiver/ or family morally obligated to do if they notice abuse to a vulnerable adult?

A

The MUST report it.

16
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What is the number to report abuse of vulnerable adults?

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1-866 endharm

17
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what does the national center for elder abuse focus on?

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They focus on prevention

18
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What is physical abuse?

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Use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment

19
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What is sexual abuse?

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Non-consensual sexual conduct of ANY kind

20
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The usual culprit of sexual abuse is

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Staff member

21
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What is emotional/psychological abuse?

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Infliction of anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts

22
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Who is most likely to inflict emotional/psychological abuse?

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Family members

23
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What is caregiver neglect?

A

Refusal or failure to fulfill obligations or duties

24
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What is abandonment?

A

unlawful desertion

25
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What is financial or material exploitation?

A

illegal or improper use of funds, property, or assets of a vulnerable adult

26
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What is self-neglect

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Behavior that threatens the patients own health or safety

27
Q

60-70% of reported abuse is what?

A

neglect

28
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What are some characteristics of Victims?

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  • Decreased ability to complete ADL’s
  • Cognitive Defects
  • History of childhood trauma
  • Depression or other disorders
  • social isolation
  • History of substance abuse
29
Q

80% of abuse cases involve ____ as the perp?

A

Family

30
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What is a scenario of suspected elder abuse?

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Elder has bruises of unknown origins, wont make eye contact, and family member refuses to leave the elders side

31
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Perpetrators normally have a long history of _____with the victim

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conflict

32
Q

What is a common cause of neglect that comes from family but is not necessarily caused by ill intent

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Caregiver strain