I. Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives II. Section 2: Health and Safety: Where Service Begins A. Nancy’s Neglect B. The Role of the Direct Support Professional C. Universal Precautions D. Hand Washing: The Most Effective Protection Against the Spread of Infection E. Avoid Contamination by Wearing Gloves F. Assisting the Person to Take an Active Role in Health Care G. Empowered Health Care H. Health Review Checklist I. Preventative Health Screening Recommendations and Tracking J. Emergency Health Care K. Meet Charles L. Section Summary III. Section 3: It’s Time to Take Your Medication A. What You Need to Know Before You Twist Off the Cap B. Prepare Before You Care C. What Needs to Follow the Swallow: Monitoring Side Effects D. Remember! Avoid Medication Errors by Doing the Triple Check E. Mike’s Medication Pass F. What to Do in the Case of a Medication Error G. Medication Mishaps: Most Common Types of Medication Errors To Watch Out For H. Responding to a Medication Error I. Time for Medication J. Section Summary IV. Section 4: You Are What You Eat A. Choosing a Healthy Diet B. The Food Groups on MyPlate C. Fruits and Vegetables: Green and Lean D. Antioxidant Police Keep the Peace E. Carbohydrates F. The Whole Enchilada... I Mean Grain G. Watch the Words! H. Find the Fiber I. The Mood for Food J. Dairy: It Does a Body Good K. Protein Power L. Healthy Sources of Protein M. Delicious and Nutritious: Healthiest Choices for Getting Your Complete Proteins N. Making Fats Your Friend O. Know Your Fats: Harmful Fats to Avoid P. Know Your Fats: Healthier Dietary Fat To Choose In Moderation Q. The Alpha and the Omega R. Lower the Bar When it Comes to Cholesterol S. Can You Not Pass the Salt? Decrease Sodium and Increase Potassium T. Water it Down U. Home Plate V. Section Summary V. Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Put in Practice C. References
Deb Easley, M.S. is the Training Coordinator for Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (LADD, Inc.) in Cincinnati, Ohio where she has worked for the past 18 years. Deb is one of the founding members of DSPATHS Credentialing Program and Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP). Her experience with DSPATHS includes being a Regional Manager, Instructor, Skill Mentor, Regional Coordinator, Regional Financial Administrator, Statewide Operations Administrator, and Curriculum Writer. Deb holds a Master of Science degree in Health Planning and Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Deb has personal and professional experience with the social and health issues encountered by people with disabilities and their families. Disclosure: Deb Easley, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.