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This program describes common characteristics found in the typical infant abductor, a common profile of abducted infants, effective infant abduction prevention measures, information helpful in educating parents to help prevent infant abduction in the hospital setting and when they return home, and what to do in cases of suspected infant abduction.


To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Typical Abductor Profile
  • Suspicious Behaviors
  • Typical Abducted Infant Profile
  • Establishing Abduction Prevention Policies
  • Reducing Room for Error
  • Assessing the Care Environment
  • Identification Measures
  • Human Factors in Infant Abduction
  • Infant Abduction Drills
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of how to prevent infant abduction in their facility.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the employees' role in the prevention of infant abduction.
  • Recognize common characteristics and behaviors of abductors.
  • Describe measures that should be used to prevent infant abduction
  • Describe recommended infant transportation methods in the hospital setting.
  • Identify parent education measures that nurses can use to raise awareness about infant abduction.
  • Describe steps to be taken in cases of a suspected infant abduction.

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    Preventing Infant Abduction Online course
    • Course ID:
      245011
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50