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Monitoring Residents for a Change in Condition

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Monitoring Residents for a Change in Condition

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SP031-CCG

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.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Common Causes of Changes in Condition
  • Ramework for All Staff to Systematically Observe Residents
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Monitoring Residents for a Change in Condition Info:

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Define what is meant by a change in condition.
  • Name examples of changes in condition.
  • Explain common causes of changes in condition.
  • Define the term “baseline” as it applies to a resident’s condition.
  • Explain how a resident’s baseline may be determined.
  • Discuss what to observe when caring for and monitoring a resident’s physical or emotional condition or social functioning.
  • Discuss what to do if a change in condition is noticed.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • 1. Introduction
  • a. Definition
  • b. Examples
  • 2. Causes for a change in condition
  • a. Medication side effects
  • b. Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • c. Various conditions that create an increase in falls
  • d. Various conditions that cause delirium
  • e. Other
  • 3. Establishing a baseline
  • a. Pre-admission assessment
  • b. Reports from family
  • c. Direct assessments conducted by Community
  • d. Getting to know the resident
  • 4. Determining a change in condition
  • a. Physical, mental or emotional changes
  • I . Observation assessment
  • ii. Pressure ulcers
  • b. Social changes
  • 5. What to do if a change in condition is noted
  • a. Hospice
  • b. When to call 9-1-1
  • c. Reporting to family/responsible party
  • d. What to do if a change in condition is noted
Conclusion

Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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