Health and Safety Management

Health and Safety Management 

One of the most important imperatives of the disability service system is to ensure that the health and safety of the people served is maintained. Providing services while maintaining a healthy and safe environment can be a complex process that involves a variety of variables that professionals must successfully navigate including choice, dignity, risk, lifestyle, crises, and ethics. This course is designed to assist professionals in learning how to monitor the health and safety of those served, assist people in managing their own health, and support people in making positive lifestyle choices. Developed and written by the Professional Advancement through Training and Education (PATHS) Credentialing Program, this training provides you with the tools needed to implement best practices in medication delivery; monitoring medication side effects; monitoring and tracking healthcare delivery, status, and assessments; and supporting people in making healthy lifestyle choices. Through interactive lessons, personalized planning tools, and descriptive examples you will learn practical strategies to use on the front-line of service delivery to support health, safety, and wellness. This course was written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people with disabilities.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-IDD-0-HSM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professional Frontline Supervisor Training

1.0 HOURS


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

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE1832206

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

1.0 HOURS


California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0143-29473

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0143-29469

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program Continuing Education training courses.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-733-2
Approval # 224-0143-29523

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-HSM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe best practice strategies in administering medication and responding to medication side effects.
Summarize the primary responsibilities of direct support professionals in ensuring the health and safety of persons served.
Describe proactive methods of supporting persons served in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy nutrition.

Outline:

 Section 1: Introduction



About This Course



Learning Objectives



Section 2: Promoting Wellness and a Healthy Lifestyle



Dave Moves In



Disability versus Different Ability



Wellness The Best Defense is a Good Offense



Good Nutrition



Knowledge Check



Physical Activity for Healthy Bodies and Minds



Knowledge Check



Summary



Section 3: Identifying and Reacting to Threats to Health and Safety



Know the Person



Urgent versus Emergent Situations



Knowledge Check



Summary



Section 4: Basic Concepts in Medication Administration



Giving is Not the Same as Taking



Categories of Medications



Medication Effects



Interaction Actions



Following the Rights to Avoid a Wrong



Test Your Knowledge



High Alert Situations



Knowledge Check



Summary



Section 5: Best Practice Strategies in Medication Administration



Guiding Principles



Handling Medication Safely



Mindfulness



Review



Summary



Section 6: Conclusion



Summary



Course Contributor



Resources



References


Instructor: Karen Borusiewicz, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC
Karen Borusiewicz, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC has over 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. As a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health, she spent the early part of her career providing direct clinical care and developing programs and training initiatives to enhance patient safety through education. She has held positions such as Appeals Nurse Supervisor, Pharmacovigilance Safety Specialist, Reportable Incident Investigator, Leadership Training Facilitator, and Regional Nursing Specialist. In 2000, Karen changed her career focus to work in the Human Services field as a Nurse Consultant for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Working in a multi-state organization as the Director of I/DD Nursing and Medical Services, she expanded that focus and is recognized as a subject matter expert for behavioral health (with a special emphasis on dual diagnosis for behavioral health and I/DD), autism, and medically fragile services. In addition to providing case management and regulatory oversight, Karen has specialized in writing and implementing policy and procedure, and in fostering quality improvement processes designed to identify and address system issues, in order to enhance patient safety and care. She has presented at various state and national conferences on topics including behavioral health, sexuality, and aging. Disclosure: Karen Borusiewicz, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC 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 Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
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