As a caregiver you are the eyes and ears of the care team. You are often the person who sees individuals most often; the one who gives daily care and follows the care plan. In this course you will be given information on how to observe, what to observe, and what to report. This will include routine reporting, issues to report immediately, and documentation of what you observe.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729959
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Breaking News Reporter C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Observation A. Using Your Senses B. Signs Versus Symptoms C. Objective Versus Subjective D. Review E. Summary Section 3: What to Report and When A. Report Immediately B. Abnormal Signs to Report C. Signs of Pain D. Pressure Injury E. Observing the Dying Process F. Changes in Condition G. Functional Decline H. Review I. Summary Section 4: Reporting and Documentation A. Verbal Reports B. SBAR C. Feedback During Report D. Closed Loop Communication E. Documentation F. Electronic Medical Record G. Incident Reports H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Conclusion D. Summary E. Course Contributors F. References G. Congratulations
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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