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This short course will demonstrate the proper way to wear a face mask, and what things to avoid doing.
It’s a fact of life – accidents happen. True as that statement may be, it’s equally true that many, if not most, accidents can be prevented. This training course will focus on various ways to prevent common accidents, as well as what to do if and when an accident does occur. From fire safety to preparing an effective emergency disaster plan, it’s best to be prepared for anything and everything. We will discuss a variety of topics, including basic first aid, safe lifting and fall prevention.
In this course, you will learn about adaptive equipment. We will discuss how adaptive equipment can be used to help the people you serve and show examples of the adaptive equipment you will often encounter on the job.
In this course, you will learn about adaptive equipment and how this equipment can be used to help the individuals you support. We will also review the protocols that have been put in place by the Department of Disabilities Services (DDS) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to establish the standards and guidelines by which providers can and will be sanctioned if their performance related to the procurement, repair or maintenance of adaptive equipment is deficient or poses a serious threat to the health, safety and wellbeing of the individuals who receive services.
In this training course, you will learn about different types of anxiety disorders and the symptoms associated with each. We will also discuss possible causes and treatment options.
Foodborne Illness is a common health issue. The good news? It is very preventable! In this course, you will learn what foodborne illness is, how it is contracted and the ways you can prevent it. If you prepare or eat food, you can benefit from this training!
Maintaining a healthy diet is fundamental to living a healthy life. This course can benefit anyone by teaching the importance of good nutrition and offering tips for healthy eating.
There has been a recent resurgence in bedbug infestations worldwide, particularly in developed countries, including the United States. Although having bed bugs is not generally considered a health threat, living with them can be a traumatic experience and properly eliminating bed bugs is a time-consuming and expensive task. This course focuses on providing the basic information that is needed to control bed bugs, as well as teaching you how to identify and prevent bed bug infestations.
Communicable diseases can be viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic--oh my! This training will detail the different types of communicable diseases, how they can be prevented, and how to respond when you or someone you interact with is diagnosed with a communicable disease.
Learn about the importance of communication and documentation for Direct Support Professionals.
Communication is important because it allows us to express ourselves. As a direct care worker, it's important to know that there is more to communication than just talking. This training will teach direct support professionals about different forms of communication and how to communicate with individuals in the DD/ID community.
When you sit down in the driver's seat of a car, you are taking your own life, as well as the life of others, into your hands. This course offers tips and techniques that will help direct support professionals become safe, responsible drivers.
In this course, we will take and in-depth look at depression and the various ways it affects individuals. We will review how many people are affected by depression, discuss what causes it, learn who is at risk, and identify the signs that may lead you to suspect when someone is depressed.
What can you do to prevent depression? How do you know if you are depressed, and if you are diagnosed with depression, how is it treated? This course answers all those questions as we take a closer look at depression.
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.
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can require significant lifestyle adaptations. This course will outline the different specialized diets for individuals with choking problems, as well as cover the physical and environmental considerations that can minimize the chances of a choking incident.
Fire safety and prevention is important and should be practiced by everyone. This course covers the special considerations of direct support professionals who work with individuals who are developmentally or intellectually disabled.
If you've decided to pursue a position as a direct support professional, this course is a great starting point! You will learn about the general characteristics and needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Whether at work or at home, we use a variety of chemicals that may pose a hazard to our health and well-being. In fact, more than 30 million American workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace Although not all chemicals are hazardous, our best protection against harm from hazardous chemicals is to understand the risks and be aware of the precautions available to minimize those risks. This training will provide you with a general overview of these topics as well as an understanding of the regulations that have been put in place to protect employers and employees.
Despite enormous advancements in research and treatment over the last 30 years, HIV remains one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. This course provides basic information about HIV and AIDS with a focus on transmission, disease progression, risk reduction, prevention and the impact of the disease on health care workers.
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