Alternatives to Restraints in Elder Care - California

Alternatives to Restraints in Elder Care - California 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with alternatives to restraints in the elder care environment. Participants will recognize harms associated with the use of restraints, and alternatives that support person-centered care will be presented. This course engages the learner in identifying the proper use of supportive devices with restraining qualities.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-AREC-C

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0145-32637.

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 # 224-0145-32581

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

California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 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.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-AREC-C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify reasons for use of postural supports with restraining qualities.
List the negative aspects of the use of restraints on residents with dementia.
Identify at least three physical and emotional harms caused by restraining devices.
State various alternatives to the use of restraining devices, including proper medication usage, activity and exercise, and effective caregiver training on resident-centered care.
Describe strategies to promote safety and independence.

Outline:
Hour One I. Overview a. Course description b. Objectives c. Pre-test (true/false, multiple choice) II. What is a restraint? a. Introduction b. Types of restraining devices i. Physical restraints 1. Laws 2. Case Illustration ii. Chemical restraints 1. Types/medications 2. Checkpoint III. History of restraints a. Prevalence b. Legislative protections c. Research outcomes d. Checkpoint IV. Common restrictive devices/restraints a. Lap buddy, seat belts, side rails, others b. Restraint quality c. Risks of adverse outcomes d. Checkpoint e. Personal alarms f. Checkpoint V. Considerations about the use of restraints a. Psychological harm b. Ethical considerations c. Less restrictive alternatives d. Physical problems caused by restraints e. Checkpoint VI. Alternatives to restraints a. Introduction b. Prevention of problems through provision of proper care i. Medication use ii. Activities iii. Checkpoint iv. Staff training/retention v. Care of residents living with dementia 1. Behavioral expressions of distress 2. Checkpoint 3. Interpreting behavioral cues 4. Taking care of basic needs 5. First-line interventions 6. Checkpoint 7. Activities 8. Environment 9. Balance stimulation with rest 10. Cognitive fatigue 11. Aggressive behaviors as a form of distress a. Assess for pain b. Notice nonverbal cues c. Checkpoint 12. How to prevent wandering vi. Preventing falls 1. Fatigue, movement, and exercise 2. Role of medications 3. Gait and balance disorders 4. Good sleep 5. Checkpoint VII. Course summary a. Review of key points i. Restraints implicated in injury and death 1. Lawful use 2. Not to be used a first-line intervention ii. Adopt alternative to restraints 1. Person-centered approach 2. Understand and interpret underlying needs 3. Provide respectful, compassionate care iii. Alternatives offer better and safer care VIII. Final Exam (Posttest)

Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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