Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders for Home Care Workers

 

This course reviews the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and presents strategies for care and management of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders to prepare home healthcare workers for situations they will face when working with ADRD patients.

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$30.00

Hours: 2.25
REL-SRC-0-ADRDHCW

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

2.25 HOURS


DADS has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. DADS also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards (RL)

2.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias Learning, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2015-2/10/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

2.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729951

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

2.25 HOURS


This course falls into the Body of Knowledge of the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and will be accepted toward the 30% of continuing education permitted from Relias Learning, LLC. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-ADRDHCW
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Compare the factors that contribute to dementia and dementia driven behaviors
Describe how ADRD affects communication skills
Identify challenging behaviors associated with ADRD
Examine general strategies for promoting independence in the beginning, middle, and late stages of ADRD
Identify issues and concerns of family members and patients during the early, middle, and late stages of ADRD

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Causes, Stages, and Needs
A. Introduction
B. Causes of ADRD
C. Normal Brain Functioning
D. Plaques and Tangles
E. Acetylcholine
F. How Does Dementia Differ from Normal Aging?
G. Stages of ADRD
H. Mild/Early Stage (2 – 4 yrs)
I. Moderate/Middle Stage (2 – 10 yrs)
J. Severe/Late Stage (1 – 3+ yrs)
K. The Environment and Dementia Driven Behavior
L. Physical Condition/Well-being
M. Emotional Well-being
N. Nutrition/Fluid Intake
O. Psychosocial Needs
P. Learning Scenario
Q. Summary
Section 3: Communicating Effectively with Patients with ADRD
A. Introduction
B. ADRD: The Effect on Communication
C. Effective Communication Techniques
D. Non-verbal Communication
E. Managing Communications in the Three Stages of ADRD
F. Learning Scenario
G. Summary
Section 4: Behavior Modification
A. Introduction
B. The Sources of Problem Behaviors
C. Medical / Physical Stress Factors
D. Emotional Stress Factors
E. Environmental Stress Factors
F. Psychosocial Stress Factors
G. Solutions for Managing Problem Behavior
H. Documenting Behaviors
I. Tune-in to Your Patients to Prevent Problem Behaviors
J. Steps to Resolving Problem Behaviors
K. Defuse & De-escalate Potential Danger
L. Set the Stage for Success
M. Intervention Communication Skills Review
N. Coping with Resistant Behavior
O. Restraints and Alternatives
P. Learning Activity
Q. Restraints and Alternatives
R. Summary
Section 5: Assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
A. Introduction
B. Philosophy of Care
C. Modifying Daily Activities
D. ADL Assistance in Stages of ADRD
E. Communication Skills Review for Modifying Daily Tasks
F. Dressed for Success: Personal Care Strategies
G. Summary
Section 6: Working with Families and Caregivers
A. Introduction
B. Family Support Groups
C. Costs of Care: Time, Dollars, Feelings
D. Family Members: Part of the Care Process
E. Grief, Bereavement, and Mourning
F. Tips for Visiting Family Members
G. Helpful Strategies for Homecare Workers Collaborating with Family
H. Keep the Family Involved
I. Share Support Resources with Family Members
J. Learning Activity
K. Summary
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations!
C. Course Contributors
D. References
E. Exam

Instructor: Jeanne Christian, MA, SLP-CCC
Jeanne Christian, MA-CCC, obtained her B.S. and M.A. from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Christian possesses over twenty-five years of healthcare experience in both hospital and skilled nursing home settings, always with the adult population. In addition to her extensive experience as a Speech Pathologist working with the geriatric population, she has performed the duties of an Operations Manager, Clinical Manager and in-house trainer. Her special expertise is in the areas of documentation, denials management, and regulatory management. She is also a former C.A.R.F. surveyor. Ms. Christian’s love of training and program development led her to become a co-founder of online HealthNow, Inc., a provider of online educational courses. She currently serves as the senior learning partner, where her focus is on curriculum development and implementation. In this new venture, she continuously demonstrates her enthusiasm and energy for people and life. Disclosure: Jeanne Christian, MA, SLP-CCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. She has over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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 Administrators; entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level Nurses; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Home Health.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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 Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com