A nurse new to gerontologic nursing asks the nurse manager to clarify how to handle a patient’s claim that she has been physically abused. The nurse manager responds most appropriately when stating.
a. I’ll show you where you can find this states reporting requirements.
b. As long as you are reasonably sure abuse has occurred report it.
c. As a nurse you are considered a mandated reporter of elder abuse.
d. up the chain of command but the nurse is responsible for filing the formal complaint.
e. You need to report any such claims directly to me.