Dementia Care: Managing Challenging Behaviors

 

As a healthcare worker, there are many different things that you can do to help residents have a better quality of life by predicting behaviors and trying to understand the meaning behind them. This course will help you understand the problems that residents with dementia face. We will talk about the causes of dementia driven behavior and ways that you can help.

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-DCMCB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.5 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DCMCB
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the different factors that affect the behavior of residents with dementia.
List strategies to manage behaviors.
Explore the nine psychosocial needs and examine ways that caregivers can fill those needs.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Causes of Behavior Problems
A. The Environment and Behavior
B. Communication and Behavior
C. Physical Factors and Behavior
D. Emotions and Behavior
E. Nutrition and Behavior
F. Summary
Section 3: Psychosocial Needs
A. Special Needs
B. Dignity
C. Identity
D. Sense of Control
E. Self-Esteem
F. Belonging/Inclusion
G. Intimacy/Love
H. Security
I. Meaning/Purpose
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations
C. Course Contributors

Instructor: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development.  Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Home Health, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com