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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.
Losing someone we care about to an act of violence is heartbreaking, and it’s easy to think it could never happen to us. Unfortunately, recent current events continue to remind us that we are not immune to these types of tragedies.
This course is meant for all of us – employees and managers alike – because it’s always better to be prepared to respond to an active shooter situation. In this training course, you will learn about what to do in an active shooter situation, and how to prepare for an emergency, just in case. Remember, being aware, and as prepared as possible are the keys to helping protect ourselves, our employees, our customers, and our friends and loved ones.
It happens—people get angry. Sometimes anger builds for a while and sometimes it flares up without warning. Depending on your experiences, you might find expressions of anger frustrating, confusing, disruptive, hurtful, amusing, or even scary. Sometimes diffusing anger in a situation comes intuitively and at other times it seems like everyone falls to pieces no matter what anyone tries to do. Does any of this sound familiar? We can all benefit from strategies to help us manage anger to our advantage.
This course will equip you with the concepts, frameworks, and tools to help you develop a basic understanding of how to manage your anger, so you can optimize performance and unleash greater potential.
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.
When you work with children, it is important to know how to appropriately discipline and manage disruptive behaviors. This course serves as a basis for understanding acceptable practices when disciplining a child in your care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child abuse can be physical, emotional or mental. As a child care worker, it is important to understand what constitutes child abuse, how to care for a child who has been abused and what to do when you suspect a child in your care is being abused.
As children develop, they pass through four broad stages: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and young adulthood. Each of these stages correspond to a different development level. This course will give child care workers a general idea of what to expect in each stage of development.
It can be very difficult for parents who have a child in care. It is important for child care workers to learn how to include parents in the decision making process and promote parental collaboration.
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.
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.
Communicating effectively can be challenging, and communicating with young people can be even more difficult! This course is a great tool to help child care workers learn how to communicate with the youth they care for.
What should you do in the case of a natural disaster? When is it necessary for you to evacuate the facility? The answers to these questions should be in the facility's Emergency Disaster Plan, and this course is a good start to learn what is expected during an emergency situation.
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.
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.
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