Thursday, September 22
Pharmacology of Dementia and Delirium - View Archived Webinar
Elder Abuse and Neglect: What To Do Next
Dawn Hippensteel, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN, GCNS
Dawn Hippensteel received her professional education (ADN) from Harrisburg Area Community College, BSN from Millersville University, and Master’s degree and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from The Pennsylvania State University. Her specialty area as a CNS is Gerontology.
Her professional experience has been in the areas of general medical/surgical nursing, Intermediate Care and ICU, care of medical and surgical cardiac, vascular, renal, hepatic, bariatric, pulmonary patients, and geriatric nursing.
She has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in board certified Gerontology since 2012. She is the NICHE Coordinator at PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg, PA, a three hospital health system in south central PA. She has presented topics related to gerontology at biannual Geriatric Update Days from 2008-2012 at an academic medical center, where she was a Geriatric Resource Nurse for her unit. She has presented geriatric topics at national conferences and participated in a function focused research project for nurses caring for older adults. She is a member of NGNA, NACNS, STTI, and AACN. Dawn’s passion is improving care for older adults. Her education included principles of adult learning and educational design.
Thursday, September 22nd
1:00 pm EST
This webinar will discuss elder abuse and neglect: the scope of the problem, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and the responsibilities of the healthcare provider.
The learner will come away with the knowledge of their own role in the healthcare facility and the community in recognizing abuse/ neglect and knowledge about interventions and prevention as well.
- The learner will distinguish the differences between elder abuse and elder neglect.
- The learner will recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect.
- The learner will be able to discuss the risk factors for elder abuse or neglect
- The learner will be able to locate reporting agencies if abuse or neglect is suspected.
This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award CE credit. Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.