PCOA-RN 9: Mistreatment Detection in Older Adults



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This course defines different types of elder mistreatment and identifies strategies for detection.


After completing this course, practitioners will understand the important role RNs and other interprofessional team members have in recognizing and reporting elder mistreatment, and the significance of interdisciplinary interventions to address this issue in health care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding of different types of elder mistreatment.
  2. Identify strategies for detecting mistreatment.
  3. Recognize the important role of health professionals in reporting suspected mistreatment.
  4. Recognize the importance of interdisciplinary interventions in addressing elder mistreatment.