Workers in long term care facilities need to know how to work with medical devices and equipment. This course explains various types of such devices and describes ways to keep residents safe when using them.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Types of Medical Devices and Equipment A. How Various Devices are Utilized B. Equipment for Resident Mobility C. Equipment to Improve Resident Breathing D. Equipment to Treat and Monitor E. Devices to Improve Resident Safety F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Wheelchairs, Canes, and Walkers H. Wheelchairs I. Wheelchair Safety J. Canes K. Walkers L. Review M. Summary Section 4: Respiratory Equipment and Oxygen Safety A. Oxygen Cylinders B. High-Pressure Cylinders C. Liquid Oxygen Tanks D. Oxygen Safety E. Suction Machines F. Aerosol Therapy G. Review H. Summary Section 5: High-Tech Equipment I. Nasal Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) J. Feeding Pumps K. IV Infusion Pumps Wound Vac Devices L. Review M. Summary Section 6: Hospital and Specialty Beds A. Types of Specialty Beds B. Review C. Summary Section 7: Positioning Devices D. Braces and Splints E. Review F. Summary Section 8: Alarms and Safety Devices G. Alarms H. Safety Devices I. Review J. Summary Section 9: Safe Resident Handling Devices and Equipment K. Safe Resident Handling L. Review M. Summary Section 10: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations
Debi Damas is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. Ms. Damas works with accreditations experts to ensure that Relias courses accurately reflect regulations and standards of practice, set the direction of new content, and ensure that existing courses are maintained on an ongoing basis. She has worked in the acute setting in the Coronary Care Unit, Med-Surg and Post-Partum/Newborn Nursery. She also has extensive experience in the post-acute care space for over 18 years, holding positions as Nursing Assistant, Charge Nurse, MDS Nurse, Restorative Nurse, Director of Nursing, Regional Nurse, and Corporate Nurse. She has extensive experience working with the regulations in healthcare settings. She has a certificate in legal nurse consulting. Disclosure: Debi Damas, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Linda G. Colleton, MSN, RN-BC
Ms. Colleton has been a nurse educator in long term care for over 20 years. She originally graduated with her associate’s degree in nursing, and she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emmanuel College in Boston and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. In 2007, she was certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Colleton has held positions in long term care as Staff Development Director, Director of Nurses, Nursing Supervisor, and Charge Nurse. She has published articles in two national Lippincott nursing journals and currently works in a for-profit long term care organization providing educational development and consulting to more than 75 centers in nine states. Disclosure: Linda G. Colleton, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Lorie M. Floyd, RN, BC, BSN
Mrs. Floyd has a BS in Nursing and is certified as a Home Health Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years and in the home healthcare industry for more than 13 years. Disclosure: Lorie M. Floyd, RN, BC, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS
Ms. Wicklin has a BS in Nursing, an MS in Education, and an MS in Health Informatics. She has held positions as Assistant Nurse Manager, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Informatics Consultant, and Webmaster. She has been creating Web-based courseware for healthcare workers for more than 10 years. Disclosure: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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