Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
As society ages, and advancements in medical treatments ensure longer lifespans, the risk of adults being vulnerable to abuse, neglect and exploitation increases. This is why safeguarding vulnerable adults is crucial, on both an individual level and a community level.
It is important to learn and understand the different types of abuse that vulnerable adults may face, how to spot these types of abuse and how to prevent them from occurring.
People who take the time to learn about how to safeguard vulnerable adults benefit by learning how to protect a vulnerable part of society and ensure that it receives optimal care.
In this course, we will go into detail on how good safeguarding differs from poor safeguarding and patient care, the different types of abuse and what makes up each type of abuse.
We begin by explaining the differences between good and bad safeguarding methods.
Next, we explain the different types of abuse, how to spot the various forms of abuse and the benefits of good safeguarding practices.
Finally, we provide some steps to help you effectively safeguard vulnerable adults and offer tips and advice on what to do.
You Will Learn:
- The importance of safeguarding vulnerable adult patients
- The types of abuse and neglect
- How to spot and prevent these types of abuse
- The benefits of good safeguarding methods and tips to help improve safeguarding practices in various healthcare settings
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
- You will see how certain groups are often harmed
- You will learn how to assess and prevent these types of abuse
- You will be able to determine how to implement good safeguarding practices
- You will learn the importance of patients’ rights
Who can take the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.