Abuse Type
Definitions
Abuse Facts
I just witnessed abuse...
Abuse or Not?

100

You witness a coworker slapping a resident for not understanding something she has repeated.

Physical abuse.

100

Unwanted sexual contact or sexual behavior being forced upon another.
Sexual abuse

100

How long do we have to report an allegation of abuse to the state?

2 hours

100

What is the 1st thing you do if you witness abuse- for example a resident hit another resident.

Stop it- Separate the residents to make sure they are both safe.

100

A CNA doesn't provide skin care for a resident because he/she is "tired of constantly cleaning them."
This IS abuse.

200

When Mrs. Jones is not looking, CNA Joe grabs her necklace and stuffs it in his pocket.

Misappropriation of Resident Funds

200

Use of force to inflict bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment.
Physical abuse.

200

Who is on our abuse investigation committee

Administrator (Brooke), Director of Nursing (Shannon), and Social Services Coordinator (Holly)

200

the resident is safe, what is my next step?

Notify your supervisor

200

A CNA lets a resident lay in their own excrement for an hour because he/she is busy.
This IS abuse.

300

A CNA tells a resident with dementia that he/she is stupid and makes fun of the way the resident speaks.

Mental abuse.

300

Misuse or theft of property, money, or assets for their own benefit.

Misappropriation of Resident Funds

300

Its 3am on a Saturday and you have a "funny feeling" about how your charge nurse just talked to a resident.  What should you do?

Call Shannon or Brooke Immediately- You don't have to decide if it was abuse or not- that is for the committee to investigate and decide.

300

My charge nurse is aware of the abuse- what do they do now?

Notify Shannon or Brooke- IMMEDIATLEY

300

The CNA becomes frustrated with a resident constantly calling for them, so the CNA does not provide the call light within reach.
This IS abuse.

400

A female resident is unable to move herself. She is left in her room away from others for several days because of a behavior she displayed in a group gathering.

Involuntary Seclusion

400

Threats of harm, frightening a resident by what is said, Name calling

Verbal Abuse

400

If you have questions about Abuse/Neglect- who should you ask (which 3 people)

Administrator, Director of Nursing, and Social Services Coordinator

400

Whose responsibility is it to report any witnessed or suspected abuse

All team members- no matter your job or department

400

A resident tells the CNA "no" for everything. "No, I don't want to eat." "No, I don't want to shower." "No, I don't want to go to church." The CNA reports all of this to the nurse.
This is NOT abuse. The CNA documents and reports everything. The resident has the right to say no.

500

A resident had not been feeling well but decided to eat lunch anyway. Shortly before shift change the resident vomited on himself. The CNA answered the call light and told him someone would be in soon to clean him up. She left quickly to finish a few tasks to wrap up her shift.

Neglect

500

Any knowing or intentional act or omission on the part of the caregiver to provide essential services

Neglect

500

When there is a federal and a different state definition of abuse, which one do you follow?

The stronger or more restrictive one- Usually the state definition.

500

As a charge nurse, you witness a team member slap a resident. What do you do?

Make sure the resident is safe- Have the team member clock out and go home. They are suspended pending an investigation. Then call the DON or Administrator.

500

A CNA enjoys talking to her favorite resident. They talk everyday. The CNA tells the resident about her eviction notice, her bills, and her stressed relationship. The resident offers her money. She takes it. He continues to offer her money, she continues to take it.

No it is not abuse. The resident knowingly offered and gave money to the CNA. Although it is wrong, and against South Haven policy. (don't do it!)