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Identifying & Referring Elder Mistreatment

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The Identifying and Referring Elder Mistreatment training is a concentrated overview of how to identify the signs, symptoms, risk factors, perpetrator characteristics, and mental health effects of elder abuse, as well as how to report and refer potential cases after a patient has been screened.

At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify the signs, symptoms, risk factors, perpetrator characteristics, and mental health outcomes of elder abuse
  • Assess an older adult using the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) validated screening tool or other method.
  • Develop a protocol for identifying and referring elder abuse and adapting this protocol to the needs and setting of your department

In order to receive CME credit, non-MUSC providers must view the training video below, complete the post-test and evaluation, and call the MUSC Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to provide credit card information for the $25 payment for certificate and storage fee. After receipt of the certificate fee, providers will receive a certificate for 0.75 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for 0.75 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Medical University of South Carolina will award 0.08 CEUs (0.75 contact hours) for full time attendance. (1 contact hour equals 0.1 CEU).

Accreditation Statement

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME accreditation requirements and Standards for Commercial Support, anyone with the opportunity to influence the content of this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests with a commercial interest. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The planners, developers and authors of the Identifying and Referring Elder Mistreatment Training have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Commercial support was not received for this activity.

Release Date: September 1, 2018
Expiration Date: August 31, 2020

Steps for Completion

Step 1: Watch the Elder Abuse Identification and Referral Training Video

Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation

If you wish to receive CME credit, please complete the Post-test Questions and Evaluation through SurveyMonkey.

After completing the Post-test and evaluation, you will need to call the MUSC Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to pay for the certificate. Once we receive your $25 payment for the certificate and storage fee, you will be emailed a copy of your CME certificate for this activity.


If you experience any problems while claiming your AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ then please contact the MUSC Office of CME at or call us directly at 843-876-1926 and mention the Elder Abuse enduring material.