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Disease Management Courses

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  1. Advanced Directives: DNR and POLST

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    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 Skin and Pressure Injuries

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the skin and pressure injuries. Information about the anatomy of the skin, skin health, and changes to the skin with aging are presented. The course engages the learner in how to prevent, recognize, and respond to pressure injuries.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Recognize Skin Changes
    • How to Protected Aged Skin
    $19.99
  3. Special Diets and Disease Management (Formerly Food Service 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 the use of special diets to manage disease progression and symptoms. The course engages the student in learning about the use of special (also known as therapeutic) diets to promote health, decrease adverse symptoms, and delay decline associated with chronic disease processes in older adults.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Various Modified Diet Plans
    • Food Groups and Caloric Intake
    $19.99
  4. Substance Use Disorders and Treatment

    This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information about substance use disorders and treatment. Information about the history and prevalence of misuse, epidemiology, health effects, and treatment for alcohol, opioids, cannabis, and stimulants as specific substance use disorders will be presented.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Substance Misuse and Abuse in Residential Care Facilities
    • Identify Criteria for Substance Use Disorders
    $19.99
  5. Aging Changes and Considerations

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that happen with aging. The myths and facts about aging, common changes experienced in the aging process, and the purpose and function of each body system are presented. The course engages learners in how to assist older adults as the aging process occurs.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Assisting with Aging Process
    • Familiarizing with the Changes Occur with Aging
    $19.99
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Communication 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 how to communicate with a person l living with dementia and recognize behavior as a form of communication. This course engages the learner in an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication. Information about behavior as the language of dementia is presented. The course offers strategies for recognizing and responding to behavior as communication and provides a problem-solving approach to address behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Behavior as a Form of Communication
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress
    $19.99
  14. 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
  15. Diabetes Care and Management in the Older Adult

    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 is to familiarize the learner with essential information about diabetes. Information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the role of physical activity in managing diabetes, and healthy eating choices is presented. The course engages the learner in the role of insulin and oral medications in managing diabetes, comparing hypo- and hyperglycemia, and exploring the potential complications of diabetes.

    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
  16. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Common Treatments

    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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and treatments commonly used. The anatomy and function of normal lungs and changes that occur because of lung disease are presented. Information is provided on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of COPD. This course engages learners in content about the normal lung functions and disease diagnostics, medications used for treatment, and lifestyle changes that occur with chronic lung disease.

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

    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.

    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
  18. Higher Acuity in Assisted Living

    This course will be discontinued effective October 1st, 2018. You will have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the course and print your certificate. The replacement course is located here.

    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
  19. 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
  20. Monitoring Residents for Changes in Condition

    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 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
    • Common Causes of Changes in Condition
    • Ramework for All Staff to Systematically Observe Residents
    $19.99
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