Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse, Self-Neglect and Hoarding

This short programme aims to provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of safeguarding adults at risk of abuse, self-neglect and hoarding. The programme will be delivered using presentations, small group activities and discussions, reflections, case studies and scenarios and lessons from serious case reviews.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of safeguarding adults at risk of abuse, self-neglect and hoarding. 
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to safeguarding adults at risk of abuse, self-neglect and hoarding

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the prevalence, risk factors and epidemiology of abuse, neglect, self-neglect in vulnerable adults.
  • Critically discuss domains of assessment (risk assessment tools) and elements to document in elder abuse and self-neglect cases.
  • Apply the principles of assessment, planning, interpretation, evaluation and judgment in regard to decisions made about risk, safeguarding and protection and interventions.
  • Critically discuss the effectiveness and importance of using multi-agency and team working to attain better outcomes.
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