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Do you know what to do in an emergency if someone is injured? This course can benefit anyone by teaching you some effective first aid treatments that can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
This course will provide an introduction to Bipolar Disorder. We will establish a definition of the disorder, understand the symptoms of the disorder and discuss how you can help an individual diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Diabetes is a disease that can be diagnosed at any stage of a person's life. Although there is no cure for diabetes, there are medications and treatments that can help an individual manage the disease. This course details the different types of diabetes, as well as the treatment and prevention of diabetes.
An eating disorder is an unhealthy relationship with food and weight that can affect a person's body and mind. This course offers valuable information about the different types of eating disorders and gives some valuable insight on how to work with people who suffer from eating disorders.
What should you do in the case of a natural disaster? When is it necessary for you to evacuate the assisted living facility? The answers to these questions should be in the facility's Emergency Disaster Plan, and this course is a good start for senior care workers to learn what is expected during an emergency situation.
If you or someone you know uses an epinephrine auto-injector, commonly referred to as an EpiPen, you should be well-versed in how to use it in case of an emergency. This course will teach you how to use common brands of epinephrine auto-injectors, and help prepare you in the face of a severe allergic reaction.
The risk of exposure to germs and viruses is present whenever a group of people are gathered together in one place. If you're gathering around children, it may seem like the exposure is certain! This course teaches the basics of infection control and universal precautions for child care workers in Maryland.
You are exposed to infection and bacteria on a daily basis. It's important to know what to do when you are exposed to especially harmful bacteria and pathogens. This course covers the basics of infection control and universal precautions.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and, in some cases, death. Because the flu is a contagious respiratory illness, the virus can easily spread throughout schools, offices, healthcare facilities and other places where people gather. This course explains the flu virus and how it spreads, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and tips for staying healthy.
MRSA is an extremely dangerous and potentially fatal infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. This course teaches you important details about the appearance, transmission and avoidance of Methicilin-resistent Staphylococcus-aureus.
Back injuries can seriously affect a person's quality of life. As a direct support professional, you may be responsible for lifting and moving objects and people. This course teaches safe and proper lifting techniques that direct support professionals should practice every day.
As a caregiver, at some point you will have to assist someone with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are a common method of achieving mobility. In this course, you will learn the basics of operating a wheelchair, as well as safety tips on how to ensure that those you care for are kept out of harm’s way.
This course focuses on the proactive skills needed for effective lifeguarding. These include preparation, positioning, vigilance and scanning. Effective Lifeguarding will help the on-duty guard prevent accidents and manage swimmers.
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