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  1. Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Needs of Aging and Dependent Individuals
    • Understand Basic Human Needs and Development and How Each Impacts Caregiving
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with human growth and development across the lifespan. We will describe the major physical and sexual changes, and milestones that occur as a person moves from birth into infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and finally into late adulthood or old age. As we consider human development, we will learn about Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We will consider how, as caregivers, we may support people in our care to meet their needs. Finally, we will conclude the course by discussing seven important psychosocial dimensions of health.
    $19.99
  2. Body Systems and the Aging Process

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • View Aging as a Physical and Emotional Process
    • Understand Body Systems and How We Support Our Client’s Changing Needs in Each System
    Understanding the aging process, how it affects the person and how the caregiver can help is the basis of this course. Systems discussed include cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, muscular, nervous, skeletal, urinary and the senses.
    $15.99
  3. End of Life Care and Treatments

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the definition of the End of Life
    • Recognize several symptoms of the dying process

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with end-of-life topics. This course engages the learner in understanding experiences that can positively or negatively influence a resident’s end-of-life experience. Perceptions, personal preparation, values and beliefs, and ways caregiver prejudice and influence can alter a resident’s end-of-life experience are discussed. The importance of culture, relationships, and caring for the bereaved is explored.

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    $19.99
  4. Assisting Residents with Transportation Online

    Course Number:
    • Streaming Video
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Successfully Prepare a Resident to Go on an Outing
    • Safety Techniques to Insure Proper Pick-Up and Drop-Off

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    There will be times in your Community when a resident needs to be transported to and from an appointment or event. There may also be off-site activities that the residents have an opportunity to enjoy. In each case, there are safety and procedure standards to follow in order to have a safe and enjoyable trip. This course will cover proper vehicle preparation and helpful tips to prepare the residents physically and mentally for his/her “day out”. There will also be helpful safety techniques to insure proper pick-up and drop-off of the residents, once again, with an emphasis on safety.

    $19.99
  5. Ostomy Care

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Types of Ostomy Procedures
    • Assist Your Resident With the Care and Maintenance of His/Her Ostomy

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    This course will begin with a brief overview of the digestive system, the functions it performs, and how an Ostomy assists the resident with these functions.

    $19.99
  6. Oxygen Care

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Use of Oxygen in the Assisted Living Setting
    • Different Devices Use in Oxygen Therapy

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    This course covers the use of oxygen in the assisted living setting. When caring for a resident that uses oxygen therapy, there are several factors to be aware of; from function of the devices to the psychological reactions of the individual. We will take a look at the organs and functions of the respiratory system, as well as the administrative devices that you may encounter. It is helpful to be familiar with some of the reasons residents use oxygen therapy, and we will discuss some of the most common complications that lead to oxygen use. We will go over safety precautions and care tips that will be useful when caring for a resident that uses oxygen therapy. Oxygen use is a common occurrence when caring for elderly individuals, and it is good to be familiar with the functions, devices and safety that are associated with oxygen use.

    $19.99
  7. Common Chronic Diseases

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Understand the Nature of Chronic Diseases
    • Symptoms and Features
    This 2 credit course will help you understand common diseases affecting the elderly population, including Alzheimer's disease, COPD, cancer, CHF, diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and more.
    $29.99
  8. Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Understand Your Client’s Perspectives
    • Handle Challenging Behaviors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    This 2 credit course provides a foundation for handling a variety of difficult behaviors, including aggressive, disruptive, and repetitive behavior, wandering, Sundowner's and resistance to care.
    $28.99
  9. Infection Prevention and Control

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Keeping Clients Clean and Healthy
    • Caring for a Client’s Environment
    Good infection control starts with proper handwashing, but continues through many steps the caregiver can take. Understanding this topic will help you keep your clients - and yourself and others - as healthy as possible.
    $15.99
  10. Workplace Hazards and Safety

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Environmental Issues That Impact the Client
    • Create or Modify the Environment to Meet the Client’s Needs
    In this course you will learn how to help create a safe, comforting environment, and how to keep it free from hazards. Creating and maintaining a safe environment is important for both you and your clients.
    $19.99
  11. Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Skills to Safely Assist with Transferring, Walking, Range of Motion and More
    • Identify Principles of Body Mechanics and Mobility
    This is a 2 credit course. Helping clients with mobility includes learning skills to safely assist with transferring, walking, range of motion and more. The goal is to keep your clients moving, while keeping them - and you - safe.
    $28.99
  12. Nutrition and Hydration: Special Diets and Fluid Intake

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Nutritional Needs of the Senior Population
    • Safe Food Preparation and Storage
    Proper nutrition and adequate hydration are some of the most important aspects to maintaining the health of your clients. Learn how to manage these elements and how to prepare or supervise healthy meals with this course.
    $15.99
  13. Elimination and Toileting

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Entire Digestive Process
    • Assist a Client with Toileting, Prevent Toileting Accidents and Care for Skin After Toileting
    This course will help the caregiver understand the entire digestive process and know what to watch for in clients to ensure good bowel and bladder function, as well as good toileting and incontinence care.
    $15.99
  14. Swallowing Disorders - Dysphagia

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Mechanics of Normal Swallowing
    • Types of Dysphagia

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the swallowing disorder dysphagia. A review of the mechanics and stages of swallowing are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of aspiration, with a review of diagnostic tests and interventions used to assist those with dysphagia. Strategies for aspiration prevention are discussed, including diet and liquid modifications.

    $19.99
  15. HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Illness

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours:1
    • Learn the Difference Between the Virus (HIV) and the Disease (AIDS)
    • Understand How HIV/AIDS Affects the Elderly
    HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Illness
    $15.99
  16. Memory Enhanced Activities, Part 2

    Course Number:
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Online Training Course
    • How to Make the Most Out of an Activity
    • Knowing How Each Activity Impacts Your Client
    Memory Enhanced Activities, Part 2
    $9.99
  17. Memory Enhanced Activities, Part 3

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Value and Different Types of Treasure Boxes and Tidbits
    • Conclusion of Memory Enhanced Activities
    Memory Enhanced Activities, Part 3
    $9.99
  18. Cultural Awareness and the Older Adult

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How Cultural Differences Can Impact Your Job
    • Tools to Better Understand People from Cultures Other than Their Own

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information on cultural diversity and cultural awareness related to the older adult. Key terminology, the characteristics of culture, and cultural descriptors are presented. The course engages the learner in comparing cultural similarities and differences, and how these may impact the approach to care.
    $19.99
  19. Understanding Resident Rights

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • What Resident Rights Are and How to Respect Them
    • HIPAA and How It Affects the Caregiving Role
    Understanding Resident Rights
    $19.99
  20. Companion Care

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Duties and Roles of a Companion Caregiver
    • Techniques to Become a Creative, Effective Companion
    Companion Care
    $19.99
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