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  1. Respecting Resident Rights, Promoting Dignity, and Encouraging Independence

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Critical Components to Providing Resident-Centered Care
    • How To Enhance Resident Self-Esteem and Well-Being

    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.

    Three critical components to providing resident-centered care. Each of these three components are discussed in detail and examples are provided to help administrators and direct care staff apply these concepts with their residents.

    $19.99
  2. Bed Bugs, Lice, and Scabies

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences in the Three Types of Lice
    • Treatment, Prevention and Reduction of Re-infestation

    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 provide an in-depth look at the common human parasites called lice, scabies, and bed bugs. Three types of lice will be discussed: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. For each parasite the characteristics, modes of transmission, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and ways to prevent infestation will be discussed. Where applicable, the special concerns for residents and infestations in communities/residential care will be explained.

    $29.99
  3. Preventing MRSA Infections

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Information Regarding MRSA
    • Standard Precautions

    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 program provides detailed information regarding methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, and prevention are discussed. Proper staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions are discussed as well.
    $29.99
  4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Brain

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences Among Symptoms of the Three Types of ADHD
    • The Effect of This Disorder on Academic

    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 provide basic information concerning attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the effect of this disorder on academic, emotional and behavioral success. Symptoms, behaviors, and treatment will be discussed. Participants will examine tips and strategies which can be utilized to help students be successful in a home environment and in the classroom.

    $29.99
  5. Aging Changes and Considerations

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Changes That Occur With Aging
    • Common Changes Experienced by Nearly Everyone During the Aging 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.

    Every person experiences aging, though each of us ages differently. This course explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that occur with aging. Detailed physical system changes are discussed. Suggestions are provided for direct care staff to assist residents as aging processes occur.

    $19.99
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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

    This course presents current information on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD is presented. Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria and distinguishing characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Best practices and intervention planning for individuals of all ages are discussed.

    $39.99
  7. Common Digestive System Diseases

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 5
    • Major Structures and Functions of the Digestive System
    • Common Symptoms and Treatment for Each Disease

    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 provides learners with an understanding of the healthy digestive system and many common disease processes affecting both the adult and elderly populations.

    $59.99
  8. Common Infectious Conditions

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • The Four Common Infectious Conditions
    • Symptoms and How the Conditions Are Diagnosed

    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 four common infectious conditions found in care settings. The four conditions presented are: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), norovirus, and clostridium difficile (C-Diff). For each condition, the pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, treatment, and prevention are discussed. The course engages learners in how to think about staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions related to common infectious conditions.

    $29.99
  9. Constipation: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • The Medical Condition of Constipation
    • Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Constipation

    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 introduces the student to current information related to the medical condition of constipation. An overview of the normal digestive system is discussed to better understand constipation. Such topics as causes, symptoms, and prevention of constipation are discussed. Examinations and tests to diagnose constipation and common treatments are presented. Learn the best practices for assisting individuals and residents who are experiencing constipation. Case studies will be utilized to apply the knowledge learned in this course to real-life situations.

    $39.99
  10. Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Overview of Depression and Suicide in the Assisted Living Resident
    • The Proper Steps to Take If a Resident Appears to Be Suicidal

    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 purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with an overview of depression and suicide in the older adult. Both the myths and facts surrounding depression and suicide among older adults will be discussed. The definition and symptoms of depression are presented along with ways to recognize if an older adult is depressed. Current statistics on depression among older adults are presented. This course engages learners in learning how to reduce the risk of depression among older adults in the care setting, as well as the proper steps to take if a person appears to be suicidal.

    $19.99
  11. Epilepsy and Seizures

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Distinguish Among Different Types of Seizures
    • Identify the Signs and Symptoms of a Seizure

    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 provides detailed information on epilepsy and seizures. The classification of seizures is discussed to help the learner distinguish among different types of seizures. This course also includes the history and incidence of epilepsy, risk factors, current treatment options, as well as discuss EEG and other neuroimaging as they pertain to epilepsy. Causes and neurological related information is presented along with the impact of epilepsy on moods, behavior, and memory. Seizure and epilepsy education topics are presented, including information on safety precautions.

    $39.99
  12. Essential Technology Skills for Administrators

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Technology Skills That an Effective Administrator Must Possess
    • Intermediate and Advanced Technology Skills

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

    We are all living in a technologically sophisticated world that continues to grow and change by the day. This course will identify the essential technology skills that all successful administrators should possess. A self-assessment is provided to assist administrators in identifying his/her technology skill strengths and weaknesses. Necessary skills are discussed and categorized into basic (must have), intermediate, and advanced skills. Threats of using email, including malware are discussed with ways to protect personal computers from these threats. Learn common email and cell phone text messaging etiquette. An overview of text messaging uses, limitations, and jargon will get any administrator comfortable using this new technology.

    $19.99
  13. Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • The Five Basic Fire Safety Practices Necessary in a Facility
    • Writing a Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Plan

    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 takes a look at the issue of fire safety and emergency preparedness in assisted living and residential care facilities. Five basic fire safety practices will be discussed. Learn common fire emergency response procedures. Fire safety equipment, use of fire extinguishers, prevention, training, and other aspects of effective management of for effective fire safety will be addressed. Participants will learn details on how to develop a written emergency management plan for their facility.
    $29.99
  14. Heart Failure

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Anatomy of the Heart and How the Healthy Heart Functions
    • The Disease Process of Congestive Heart Failure

    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 provides an in-depth look at the medical condition called heart failure (congestive heart failure). The anatomy and function of a normal heart as well as changes that occur with heart failure are discussed. Information on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of heart failure provides the participant with a good understanding of this disease. Diagnostic tests for heart failure, medications for treatment, and common lifestyle changes will be presented to assist the participant in properly caring for residents with heart failure.
    $39.99
  15. HIV/AIDS Training For The Care Provider

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 4
    • Discuss the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • Screening and Diagnosis of HIV

    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 provide the care provider relevant knowledge about HIV and AIDS. Demographic, geographic, and incident rate data is presented. To assist in their care of residents, care providers will obtain knowledge on the HIV/AIDS clinical signs, symptoms, modes of transmission, risk factors, prevention, and screening and diagnosis. Common HIV medical complications are presented. The participant will receive an overview of how the HIV virus duplicates and the general classes of drugs that target each stage of HIV replication.

    $49.99
  16. Coping with Memory Loss

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Tips That Can Help Persons Cope With Their Memory Loss.
    • Tips That Can Help Families and Caregivers Who Are Caring for a Person With Memory Loss

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

    The realization that one is experiencing some memory loss can be frightening. In this course we will provide examples of early and later stages of memory loss. Many suggestions are provided to help residents cope with memory loss and maintain their independence. This course also provides suggestions on how to help both direct care staff and the residents’ families cope with the memory loss of a resident.

    $19.99
  17. Stress Management for the Caregiver

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Signs and Symptoms of Both Stress and Burnout
    • Steps to Assist in Managing Stress

    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 purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about stress management, particularly for caregivers. Information on stress and its effect on the body, including stress reactions, is provided. This course will help caregivers to recognize the sources of stress within the five realms of experience and explain how to care for oneself. This course provides caregivers with a better understanding of stress and recognizes strategies and techniques for managing stress.

    $19.99
  18. Ethics and the Care of Persons Living with Dementia

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Making Ethical Decision in Difficult Situations
    • How Ethics Is Involved in Dementia Care

    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 ethical principles related to caring for persons living with dementia. Information about the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice, and non-maleficence is presented. The course engages the learner in distinguishing how to apply these principles in the care setting.

    $19.99
  19. Understanding Stroke

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Effects That a Stroke Can Have on a Resident
    • Identify the Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

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

    Stroke, a common condition, affects approximately 700,000 people in the United States. Approximately two-third of strokes occur in people over the age of 65. It is important to be able to identify the risk factors and signs and symptoms of stroke to give the resident diagnosed with a stroke a chance at a better prognosis. Understanding the effects that a stroke can have on a resident can help the care team develop reasonable rehabilitation goals. This course will discuss the risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with stroke; as well as the care of the resident following a stroke.

    $19.99
  20. Alternatives to Restraints in Elder Care

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Restraints in Elder Care
    • Course Type: Narrated Powerpoint

    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 alternatives to restraints in the elder care environment. Participants will recognize harms associated with the use of restraints, and alternatives that support person-centered care will be presented. This course engages the learner in identifying the proper use of supportive devices with restraining qualities.

    $19.99
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