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  1. Back and Lifting Safety Online

    This module will address the causes of back injury, safe lifting techniques, and safely assisting residents.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 30 min
    • The Importance of Back Safety
    • Safely Assisting Residents
    $19.99
  2. 6 Hour Mental Health Package

    The course package is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, to expand the participants' compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 6
    • Understand the Needs of a Person With a Physical Disability
    • Components of the ISP for Clients With Developmental Disabilities
    $95.95
  3. Activities: Encouraging Resident Participation Online

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

    A well designed activity program will encourage resident participation. This course is designed to review activity planning, evaluating resident needs and preferences, and offer creative suggestions to maximize resident participation in your activity program.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Activity Planning
    • Creative Suggestions to Maximize Resident Participation
    $19.99
  4. ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences Among Symptoms of the Three Types of ADHD
    • The Effect of This Disorder on Academic
    $29.99
  5. Aging Changes and Considerations

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

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • The Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Changes That Occur With Aging
    • Common Changes Experienced by Nearly Everyone During the Aging Process
    $29.99
  6. Assisting Residents with Activities of Daily 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.

    Many residents in assisted living need assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and ambulating.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Person-Centered Care and Hospitality Model of Service
    • Qualities of a Good Direct Care Staff Member
    $29.99
  7. Assisting Residents with Transportation Online

    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.

    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
    $19.99
  8. Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    $39.99
  9. Caring for Bedridden Residents Online

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

    In this course we will analyze and discuss the important task of caring for bedridden residents. We will look at the definition of bedridden, the reasons and causes for a person to become bedridden, and important care issues to implement when caring for a bedridden resident. Numerous complications may result from a resident who is bedridden. We will address several of those, as well as prevention and treatment. This course will also highlight several care techniques that can be utilized to help improve the bedridden residents’ quality of life and overall experience in your Community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Help Improve the Bedridden Residents' Quality of Life
    • Prevention and Treatment
    $19.99
  10. Common Digestive System Diseases

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 5
    • Major Structures and Functions of the Digestive System
    • Common Symptoms and Treatment for Each Disease
    $59.99
  11. Constipation: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • The Medical Condition of Constipation
    • Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Constipation
    $39.99
  12. End of Life 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.

    This course discusses the strategies and techniques of care for a resident that is near the end of his/her life.
    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
  13. Enhancing the Resident Care Environment

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

    This course will address ways to provide a safe and healthy environment for our residents and everyone in our care Community.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Maintain an Appropriate Environment
    • Strategies to Providing a Safe and Healthy Environment in the Assisted Living Community
    $19.99
  14. Epilepsy and Seizures

    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.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Distinguish Among Different Types of Seizures
    • Identify the Signs and Symptoms of a Seizure
    $39.99
  15. Food Safety

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

    The food that you prepare and serve to your residents should not only taste delicious, but most importantly be safe to eat.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Methods of Prevention of Food Borne Illness
    • Safe Practices for Food Preparation and Storage
    $19.99
  16. Ethical Issues

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

    Care providers are challenged with ethical issues in dementia care throughout the day. We live in a world that is complicated and making decisions of what is right and wrong is not always as clear as night and day. This course is designed to train staff how to be successful in making ethical decision in difficult situations in caring for persons with dementia.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Making Ethical Decision in Difficult Situations
    • How Ethics Is Involved in Dementia Care
    $19.99
  17. Gait Belt

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

    Assisting residents with transferring and ambulation is a common part of providing care in many care settings. A gait belt can be used to help ensure the safety of both the resident and the caregiver when providing this assistance. During this course we review what a gait belt is, when to use one, tips for using them effectively, and important safety considerations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Purpose of Utilizing a Gait Belt in the Transfer of Residents
    • Important Safety Considerations
    $19.99
  18. HIPAA Overview for Assisted Living and Residential 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.

    Assisted living and residential care have a great deal of their resident's private health information, protecting the privacy of this information is an important responsibility that is heightened further by HIPAA rules. During this course we will provide an overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rules as it applies to assisted living and residential care, including identifying when a provider would be considered a 'covered entity".

    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
  19. Nutrition Basics

    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.

    Having a balanced diet, staying hydrated and staying active are all important in living a healthy and satisfying life.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Food Groups and Caloric Intake
    • Various Modified Diet Plans
    $19.99
  20. Managing Challenging Family Situations

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

    This course addresses preventing challenging situations while working through scenarios.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ways to Assist an Upset Family Member
    • The Five Stages of Grief and Loss,
    $19.99
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