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  1. Code of Ethics

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Basic Ethical Expectations of the Direct Support Worker
    • Principles of Working Within This Code
    The word “ethics” means a set of principles of right conduct – really, it means “doing the right thing.”
    $15.99
  2. 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
  3. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
    • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience

    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 effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.

    $19.99
  4. Helping Families Cope

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand What the Family Members of a Person With Alzheimer's are Experiencing
    • Utilize Methods to Help the Families Cope
    Alzheimer’s affects the individual as well as their family.
    $15.99
  5. Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Stages of Emotion Family Members
    • Utilize Methods to Help Families Cope
    Empathy is essential when dealing with the family of someone who has Alzheimer’s.
    $15.99
  6. Environment: Creating a Sense of Calm

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand How Important Environment Is to The Person With Alzheimer's
    • Identify Environmental Factors That Affect People With Dementia
    While the physical environment is important in any home, it is especially important the living space of a person with Alzheimer’s.
    $15.99
  7. Antibiotic Therapy

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Importance of Having a Basic Understanding of Antibiotics
    • Common Diseases Treated by Antibiotics

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

    Antibiotics can be a natural or synthetic substance that destroys microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Their use is extensive not only in the United States but throughout the world. The more knowledge the care team has of antibiotic therapy the more effective the therapy can be for the resident.

    $19.99
  8. Environment: Routines and Consistency for Comfort

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Importance of Surroundings to the Person With Alzheimer's
    • Utilize Recommendations from the Alzheimer's Association for a Positive Environment
    Understand the way a person with Alzheimer’s perceives the world through their senses and how you can keep their living environment from being too overwhelming or stressful.
    $15.99
  9. Activities: Creating a well-rounded program

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand Why Activities are Important to Individuals With Alzheimer's
    • Identify the Four Areas of Activities
    Making new friends, learning skills, and being involved in social activities are important parts of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s.
    $15.99
  10. Activities: Stimulating Memories and Interaction

    Course Number:
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Online Training Course
    • Implement Ideas for a Good Activity Program
    • Understand the Importance of Memory Stimulation In the Activity Plan
    Designing activities for individuals with dementia can be challenging. This course gives examples and ideas for activities that work and involve residents, staff, and the community.
    $15.99
  11. Nutritional Goals and Therapeutic Approaches

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Food and Fluid Needs for a Person With Alzheimer's
    • Set Nutritional Goals for the Person With Alzheimer's
    Learn the tricks of the trade for preventing weight loss in residents with dementia and slight changes in dining that can improve nutrition.
    $15.99
  12. Managing Behavioral Challenges

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Manage Disruptive Behaviors
    • How to Obtain a Behavioral History and Social Assessment

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

    In your experience as a caregiver you will encounter challenging behaviors and will need to learn techniques to help managing these behaviors.

    $19.99
  13. Challenging Behaviors: Defusing Dangerous Behaviors

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand How to Handle Violent and Aggressive Behavior
    • Steps to Diffuse Extreme Behavior Before It Begins
    The goal of this course is to train you to know how to handle violent and aggressive behavior.
    $15.99
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
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