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Disease Management Courses

  1. Advanced Directives: DNR and POLST

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

    This course is designed to teach you about Do Not Resuscitate Orders and other advance directives such as the POLST. In this course we will address several different types of advance directives, including: medical power of attorney, living will, DNR, and POLST.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Types of Advance Directives
    • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
    $19.99
  2. The Endocrine and Immune Systems

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the functions of the endocrine and immune systems. Information about the endocrine and immune systems will be presented along with material about specific disorders and care steps for each. This course engages learners in recognizing how to care for a person with endocrine and immune disorders.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Care for a Person With Endocrine Disorders
    • Functions of Endocrine and Immune System
    $19.99
  3. HIPAA - Overview for Assisted Living and Residential Care

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Protecting the privacy of resident information is an important responsibility. An overview of HIPAA privacy regulations and how they apply to residential care will be provided. The course engages learners in learning what information is protected and what safeguards should be in place to comply with the regulations.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • HIPAA and the Importance of Confidentiality
    • How the Privacy Laws Apply to Assisted Living and Residential Care
    $19.99
  4. End of Life Care and Treatments

    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 client’s end-of-life experience. Perceptions, personal preparation, values and beliefs, and ways caregiver prejudice and influence can alter a client’s end-of-life experience are discussed. The importance of culture, relationships, and caring for the bereaved is explored.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Definition of the End of Life
    • Recognize Several Symptoms of the Dying Process
    $19.99
  5. Monitoring Clients for Changes of Condition

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to recognize a change of condition in residents and the elements of monitoring. Evaluation strategies are provided, with steps to take to respond to a change of condition. The course engages the learner in learning how to think about, respond to, and monitor a client’s change of condition.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Respond to a Change of Condition
    • Recognize Common Reasons for Change In Condition
    $19.99
  6. Respecting Diversity: Clients, Staff, and Family

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with key concepts related to respecting diversity and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination. Terminology regarding diversity and discrimination will be presented. The course engages the learner in identifying and challenging one’s own prejudices and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Concept of Diversity
    • Ways to Minimize Prejudice and Discrimination
    $19.99
  7. Managing Nutritional Status: Malnutrition and Dehydration

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with nutrition, malnutrition and dehydration, and the impact on the older adult. Information on challenges associated eating and nutrition, the impact of the dining environment on nutritional status, and ways to prevent malnutrition and dehydration will be presented. This course engages the learners in how to assist a person with eating and identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Nutritional Needs of the Senior Population
    • Safe Food Preparation and Storage
    $19.99
  8. Infection Prevention and Control

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information about infection prevention and control. Information about proper hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment is presented. Methods for maintaining a clean work environment and the use of appropriate cleaning solutions are discussed, as well as tactics to minimize potential exposures. Lastly, first steps to take in the case of an accidental exposure are reviewed.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Keeping Clients Clean and Healthy
    • Caring for a Client’s Environment
    $19.99
  9. Monitoring Changes of Condition

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to recognize a change of condition in residents and the elements of monitoring. Evaluation strategies are provided, with steps to take to respond to a change of condition. The course engages the learner in learning how to think about, respond to, and monitor a resident’s change of condition.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Basic Reasons that Lead to Change in Condition
    • Important Elements of Monitoring for a Change of Condition
    $19.99
  10. Diabetes Online

    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.

    In this 1 hour course, you will learn about the different types of diabetes and how it effects your client population. You will learn how a healthy body uses glucose for energy with insulin and how a person with diabetes is affected by insulin imbalances.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How a Healthy Body Uses Glucose for Energy With Insulin
    • How a Person With Diabetes Is Affected by Insulin Imbalances
    $19.99
  11. COPD in Assisted Living

    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 direct care staff with relevant knowledge about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to assist in their care of residents. Direct care staff will obtain knowledge of the COPD symptoms, causes, treatments, and ways to prevent complications. Participants will gain an understanding of the treatment options and medications that are used against COPD, as well as ways to help the resident manage the disease throughout day-to-day activities.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand what COPD is, including symptoms and causes
    • Understand how COPD Affects the Lungs
    $19.99
  12. Depression and Suicide

    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 overview of depression and suicide in the assisted living resident. Both the myths and facts surrounding depression and suicide among older adults will be discussed. The definition and symptoms of depression are presented. Ways to recognize if a resident is depressed will be addressed. Current statistics on depression among older adults is presented. The participant will learn how to identify a depressed resident and ways to reduce the risk of depression among residents in the assisted living setting. The proper steps to take if a resident appears to be suicidal will also be discussed.

    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
    $19.99
  13. Higher Acuity in Assisted Living

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

    As a provider you know that acuity is on the rise. You have seen changes in the needs of your residents over the last five years. Residents are moving into your community at an older age, and further along in disease processes than in the past. This online course will explore the latest national data and trends on resident acuity as well as the first steps you should take to address higher acuity in your assisted living community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Latest National Trends in Resident Acuity Amongst Assisted Living Residents
    • Preparing an Organization/Community to Manage Higher Acuity Residents
    $19.99
  14. Hypertension

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

    Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age. Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of the arteries. When it’s too high, it raises the heart’s workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Kidney Disease
    $19.99
  15. Monitoring Residents for a Change in Condition

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

    During the routine care of our residents, all staff become familiar with each resident’s typical physical, mental, and emotional condition and habits. On occasion, a change in this condition is observed that may range from life threatening to fairly minor. Any change in condition should be noted and appropriate staff and health personnel alerted. This course provides a framework for all staff to systematically observe residents. Recommended procedures to take if a change in condition is observed is also discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Causes of Changes in Condition
    • Ramework for All Staff to Systematically Observe Residents
    $19.99
  16. Reducing Readmissions and Unnecessary Hospitalizations

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

    Readmissions are on the rise in Assisted Living. This course will discuss readmissions, unnecessary hospitalizations and the effects of both. Statistics will be presented and also reasons for the recent trend in readmission and hospitalizations. Several strategies to reduce readmissions will also be presented so that each learner will understand his/her role in regards to prevention and reduction.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Importance of Reducing Readmission
    • Why Reducing Readmission Is Important in the Assisted Living Setting
    $19.99
  17. Skin Breakdown

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

    In this 1 hour course, the participant will learn about skin breakdown. Knowing how to care for a person's skin and protect them from skin breakdown are important to help them stay healthy. By the end of this course, you will know and be able to apply: how to recognize skin changes; how to protected aged skin; knowledge about the integumentary system; and how to treat healing skin.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Recognize Skin Changes
    • How to Protected Aged Skin
    $19.99
  18. Understanding 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.

    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
    $19.99
  19. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    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 will provide participants with useful information about urinary tract infections (UTIs). The anatomy and physiology of a healthy urinary tract will be reviewed. The types, causes, risk factors, and symptoms of UTIs will be discussed. Serious complications of UTIs, such as pyelonephritis, are explained. Participants will also learn how UTIs are detected, treated, and prevented. Interventions that a caregiver can perform to help a resident prevent UTIs are also discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Useful Information About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
    • Types of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
    $29.99