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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.
Aging begins at birth and ends at death. If you understand how the body ages, you can assist the individuals you support age in the healthiest way possible. This course walks direct support professionals through the different changes that occur as the body matures, and focuses on some unique aspects of aging in the DD/ID community.
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.
In this course, you will learn the responsibilities involved with becoming a caregiver and how to cue, coach and assist residents with various tasks and activities of daily living.
This course will look at how ADHD affects children, teens and adults, and will provide tips for helping manage symptoms at each stage. You will learn about the treatment options, including medication as well as various types of therapy that are proven to help people with ADHD manage their symptoms.
In the last decade, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased drastically and so has the need for caregivers who are trained in this specialized area. In this training course, learners will be introduced to ASD, a neurological development disorder that can affect all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. We will discuss the various interventions and supports that address the needs of, and improve the quality of life, of the individuals you support.
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.
Bloodborne pathogens (microorganisms that are carried in your bloodstream) can cause various, dangerous diseases in humans. As a care worker, you need to know how to keep yourself and the people you work with safe from these hazardous organisms.
Bullying has become an increasingly widespread problem among youth. Cyberbullying has now presented a new avenue by which bullies can victimize other kids. By taking this online course, participants will better understand the various types of bullying, how to recognize if a child has been bullied, how to recognize if a child is bullying others, and how to prevent bullying from happening.
The CDC estimates that more than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment. In this course, you will learn about cognitive impairment and how it relates to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We'll also discuss the differences between the changes associated with normal aging and cognitive impairment and offer methods for treating and supporting those with cognitive difficulties.
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.
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, you will learn defensive driving techniques and best practices for on-the-road safety. We will discuss the most common types of driving hazards, including those caused by human error, what you can do to avoid an accident, and what you should do if you are involved in an accident.
*Note: This is the 30-minute version of our full-length Defensive Driving course.
Senior care workers often work with residents who have dementia. This course gives an overview of dementia and discusses several of the common forms of dementia and the symptoms associated with each form.
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