This course provides an overview of wandering and safety for persons with dementia. By the end of this course learners will be able to: 1) define wandering as it relates to persons with dementia, 2) explain why wandering occurs, 3) describe risk factors associated with wandering, 4) identify best practices for responding to a wandering incident, 5) identify other safety risks for persons with dementia, and 6) identify safety measures that can be implemented to mitigate common safety risks. Learners must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Course is approved for 1.0 continuing education unit-CEU-contact hour for the following professions:
- Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
- Certified Case Managers (CCM)
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)
- Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
- Social Workers (NASW)