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  1. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work A B U S E Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  2. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work ABUSE: Willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish. Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  3. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work • Types of Abuse: • Physical • Verbal • Psychological • Sexual • Others http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/ Nursing Fundamentals 7243

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  5. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Unexplained bruises, fractures, burns, or injuries. Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  6. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Signs of neglect such as poor hygiene Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  7. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Irrational fears or change in personality Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  8. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Aggressive, withdrawn, or paranoid behavior Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  9. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Aggressive, withdrawn, or paranoid behavior Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  10. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Signs of Abuse: Resident statements that indicate abuse or neglect Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  11. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  12. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work PHYSICAL FINANCIAL SELF-NEGLECT SEXUAL VERBAL EMTOTIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL NEGLECT Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  13. Abuse MUST be reported!!!! Elder Abuse Disabled adults of any age are protected in North Carolina under State law (N.C. General Statute 108A-102), which mandates that "any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services shall report such information." The county departments of social services provide adult protective services under the supervision of the State Division of Aging and Adult Services. Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  14. Abuse MUST be reported!!!! If observed in the resident care facility, stop abuse and report IMMEDIATELY to supervisor if at work. If observed or have reasonable suspicion of abuse in private life, call the county Department of Social Services where the abuse occurred. Not reporting is aiding and abetting! Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  15. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work • Residents at risk of being abused: • Noisy residents • Residents who wander • Philandering residents • Socially or logistically isolated residents • Residents with a history of aggressive behavior are at risk to abuse other residents Nursing Fundamentals 7243

  16. Legal Parameters of Nurse Aide Work • Perpetrator’s Action… • May be cause for immediate dismissal • If abuse is proven, perpetrator’s name is posted on the NC Healthcare Personnel Registry AND The National Practitioner Data Bank-Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank • May be cause for civil or criminal charges Nursing Fundamentals 7243