Preventing Unsafe Wandering and Elopement

Reviewed for accuracy in 2011, this course is designed to provide caregivers in the long term care setting with an overview of the skills necessary to prevent residents from participating in behaviors that can lead to unsafe wandering. This includes how to provide accurate assessment of residents in their care, intervene when unsafe wandering is recognized and what to do if a resident wanders away.

The goal of this program is to define and discuss current and forthcoming HIPAA initiatives regarding patient privacy and data security. The program provides a detailed review of the reforms that have been identified for implementation and provides information to help healthcare workers comply with these new guidelines.


After completing this course the learner 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 is missing
  • Discuss the steps to take when that resident is found
This program includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.

 This program has been designated for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education credits.
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED670
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 26:11 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Long Term Care, Safety
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