Program Contents: 42 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2009
Shows caregiver staff how to integrate best practices in the prevention of wandering and elopement, specifically in older adults with dementia. Potential triggers for these behaviors are outlined, along with proper screening of patients for risk factors. Emphasis is placed on preventive aids to reduce wandering, and the importance of understanding why patients tend to wander. It provides an informative discussion on staff awareness of relevant security and HIPAA policies,if an elopement should occur.
• Assessment, Team Care Planning
• Expert Interview: Preventing Wandering
Produced by Terra Nova Films for American Journal of Nursing