Policies, Procedures, and Regulations
Return to work is a program designed to help employees who experience an illness or injury return to the workplace as safely, quickly, and effectively as possible. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to identify the goals and benefits of a return to work program. They will also be able to recognise common return to work procedures, identify possible transitional work options, and recognize their, their agency’s, and their health care provider’s return to work responsibilities.
- 1 Return to Work
- 2 Return to Work Policy and Procedures
- 3 Return to Work Responsibilities
As a caregiver, it can be difficult to stay positive and motivated, with the long hours and high demands of caring for others health and wellbeing.This module will encourage and support caregivers to excel at their job and teach them how to feel fulfilled and accomplished in the field of caregiving.
Work etiquette is not only about the spoken words. It also encompasses overall demeanour and non-verbal cues. It is about dressing and having an appearance that would not be offensive and uncomfortable for others. In this module a caregiver will learn the language of caring and compassion, how to dress, how to behave in someone’s home, how to understand culture differences and respect them.
- 1 Respecting Someone's Home
- 2 Best Practices for Presenting Yourself
- 3 Respect and Dignity
- 4 Attitude
- 5 Professional Boundaries for Caregivers
Caregiving requires open patient and caregiver communication, but it’s not always easy. Caregiving involves much more than just the physical tasks of looking after another person; it will most likely also include providing emotional support. This can sometimes be quite complicated for both the caregiver and care receiver .After completing this module the caregiver will have the knowledge of how to manage their emotions, manage their time and be aware of their body language.
- 1 Verbal Communication
- 2 Body Language
- 3 Managing Your Emotions
- 4 Time Management
- 5 Using Technology
- 6 Augmented and Alternative Communication
While home health aides cannot know the nuances of all cultures, it is evident that homecare providers are culturally sensitive to their clients as a priority . Misunderstandings about care preferences are common among diverse cultural groups. After completing this module caregivers would know how they should consider cultural values, norms and beliefs that shape the client's understanding of their illness and their wishes for a certain type of care.
- 1 Culture Sensitivity & Awareness Part 1
- 2 Culture Sensitivity & Awareness Part 2
- 3 Culture Sensitivity & Awareness Part 3
- 4 Culture Sensitivity & Awareness Part 4
- 5 Caring for LGBTQ Clients
Caregivers often spend more time with clients than any other members of the clients’ care teams. This puts caregivers in a unique and important position because it means that they may be the only member of the client’s care team who can regularly notice how the client is doing and can recognize any important changes in their status or care. Being able to observe these changes and report the right kind of information and knowing how to share it at the right time with the right people is an essential part of providing clients with safe and effective care. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to describe why reporting and documenting client status and care is important, identify the type of information they should report and document, and recognize the rules of good documentation.
- 1 Reporting Client Status and Care
- 2 Documenting Client Status and Care (Part 1)
- 3 Documenting Client Status and Care (Part 2)
Respiratory disease is a type of disease that affects the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. Lung disease is a serious and progressive disease where breathing becomes labored. When caring for an elderly person with lung disease, it may become overwhelming for the caregiver. This module is intended to give caregivers an overall view of what it means to suffer from a respiratory disease, understand the causes and learn how to help clients control the symptoms and avoid flare-ups.
- 1 COPD -overview, symptoms and care plan
- 2 Shortness of Breath Management
- 3 Flare ups
- 4 Oxygen Care
Impaired mobility, shakes and tremors, freezing episodes and difficulty swallowing are some of the complications that come with Neurological diseases. The most common Neurological disease is Parkinson’s disease. When adding frustration, agitation and anxiety to the list, caring for a person with a Neurological Disease goes beyond the checklist of duties. This module will give caregivers a clear understanding of how to recognize the common symptoms of Parkinson’s and know how to respond to the clients’ needs.
- 1 Parkinson's Disease introduction and Symptoms
- 2 Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
- 3 "Freezing"
- 4 Swallowing & Choking
- 5 Preventing Falls
Diabetes is the most common Metabolic disease, yet each person has individual needs when it comes to managing their diabetes. Diabetes can be managed when properly cared for. Doctors, nurses and nutritionist work together to prepare a unique plan of medicine, diet and exercise to help each person. The impact caregivers have goes far beyond their tasks. Experienced caregivers, have a lot of influence on the person they are caring for. This module is intended to give a broad view of what diabetes is and how to help clients managed blood sugar levels so complications can be reduced or prevented.
- 1 Diabetes Signs and Symptoms
- 2 Types of Diabetes and Their Symptoms
- 3 Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
- 4 Long Term Complications Of Diabetes
The most common disease of the joint diseases group is Arthritis. The pain and the degenerative conditions that are marked by inflammation in the joints, causes stiffness and pain. It gets worse with age. It’s hard to be a caregiver for another person, having to do for them what they cannot do for themselves. This module uncovers Arthritis common symptoms and teaches how to help clients avoid triggers that would increase pain and complications.
- 1 Arthritis Symptoms
- 2 Most Common Forms of Arthritis and Care
- 3 Arthritis Case Study
The heart is one of the strongest muscles in the body. When a person is faced with complications of the heart they may have heart disease. This generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels which can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. This module will give caregivers a clear understanding of the causes associated with cardiovascular disease as well as being aware of emergency situations that require assistance.
- 1 Cardiovascular Disease Signs and Symptoms
- 2 Differences Between Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary Artery Disease
- 3 Heart Failure
In this module, caregivers will learn the different kinds of HIV, how it spreads, the risk factors, available treatments, and how to protect themselves as caregivers. Caregivers will also recognize that it is a breach of HIPPA to disclose any information about a client’s personal health information, including HIV status, to people who do not have authorization to receive that information.
- 1 HIV and AIDS
- 2 HIV Risk Factors and Symptoms
- 3 HIV Lifestyle and Care
- 4 HIV Treatment
- 5 HIV Myths and Scenarios
Dementia is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.This training focuses on symptoms and reactions that are likely to arise throughout the different stages of the disease. In this module the Learner will gain a deep understanding of the common forms of dementia, how to respond to aggressive behaviours, and preventing responsive behaviors.
- 1 Common Forms of Dementia
- 2 Dementia & Responsive Behaviors Part 1
- 3 Dementia & Responsive Behaviors Part 2
- 4 Dementia & Validation Part 1
- 5 Dementia & Validation Part 2
- 6 Common Behaviors Associated with Dementia Part 1
- 7 Common Behaviors Associated with Dementia Part 2
- 8 Coping with Unusual Behaviors
- 9 Causes of Aggressive Behaviors
- 10 Reacting & Preventing Aggressive Behaviors
- 11 Dementia training
Cancer is an umbrella term for a large group of related diseases. In all types of cancer abnormal cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues or organs. Cancer is the second leading cause of death around the world and is responsible for around 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide. Today, many people with cancer receive a large part of their care at home instead of in a hospital. This means that it’s important for them to have someone who can help with day-to-day care and who can meet their needs both during and after cancer treatment. This module will help caregivers increase their understanding of cancer. It will enable them to identify common signs and symptoms of cancer, recognize how cancer may be treated, and describe ways caregivers can help support clients with cancer.
- 1 Understanding Cancer
- 2 Common Types of Cancer
- 3 Cancer- Signs and Symptoms
- 4 Cancer Treatment
- 5 Supporting Cancer Patients
Age specific modules
Hospice & palliative care are based on a philosophy of care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for persons who are living with, or dying from, advanced illness. The purpose of hospice care is to provide comfort and dignity for the person living with the illness as well as his or her family. An important objective of hospice care is the relief of pain and other symptoms. Additionally, hospice care addresses the psychological, social, cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual and family. Caregivers are exposed to clients with a variety of medical conditions, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The goal of this module is to understand the meaning of hospice care and how to meet the basic needs of clients at the end stages of their life.
- 1 Hospice Care- Introduction
- 2 Hospice Care- Hiccups & Breathlessness
- 3 Hospice Care- Delirium
- 4 Hospice Care- Depression
- 5 Hospice Care- Fatigue
- 6 Hospice Care- Sweating
- 7 Hospice Care- Nausea and Vomiting
- 8 Hospice Care- Constipation
- 9 Pain Management
- 10 Palliative vs. Hospice Care
Chronological age is a measure based on a person’s date of birth. It is based solely on the passage of time and is the person’s age in years. Chronological age has limited significance in terms of health. However, the chances of developing health problems increases as people age. Health problems, rather than normal aging, are the main cause of functional loss.
- 1 Normal Aging
- 2 Normal Aging Changes Part 1
- 3 Normal Aging Changes Part 2
- 4 Promoting Healthy Aging
- 5 Independent Living
Elder financial exploitation is when someone illegally or improperly uses an older person’s money, property, assets, or belongings for their own profit or benefit. Anyone can be a victim of financial exploitation. But there are some conditions or circumstances that are common among older people that make them more vulnerable. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able describe why older people may be more likely to be victims of financial exploitation and how it may affect them, identify common types of elder financial exploitation, and recognize ways they can help protect their clients. They will also be able to identify warning signs of financial exploitation and describe what they should do if they suspect one of their clients is a victim.
- 1 Understanding Elder Financial Exploitation (Part 1)
- 2 Understanding Elder Financial Exploitation (Part 2)
- 3 Protecting Clients From Elder Financial Exploitation
- 4 Recognizing and Reporting Elder Financial Exploitation
HIPAA training is essential to all health care professionals in order to ensure that the valuable information related to a patient’s health is safeguarded and protected. This module will help caregivers to gain a deep understanding of HIPAA rules, patients’ rights, how to prevent breaches, the meaning of Personal Health Information (PHI) and the role of caregivers in protecting it.
- 1 Introduction to HIPAA
- 2 PHI
- 3 Patient's Rights
- 4 PHI Rules- Part 1
- 5 PHI Rules- Part 2
- 6 Breeches
- 7 Sanctions
The protection of healthcare personnel from infectious disease exposures in the workplace requires a combination of controls, one of which is the use of PPE. It is important to recognize that the protection of a healthcare worker also involves other prevention strategies. It is very important for protecting healthcare workers from disease transmission. When completing this module caregivers will have the knowledge of where, when and how PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needs to be used.
- 1 PPE- Personal Protective Equipment
- 2 Routine Practice
- 3 Using Gowns
- 4 Using Masks and Eye Protection
For home care providers whose workplaces are clients’ homes, and many times unfamiliar or unsafe neighborhoods, the threat of harassment is real. Sexual harassment of the home health care aide by patients or family members is a common occurrence yet underreported and seldom addressed. When completing this module caregivers will have gain a clear understanding of the definition of Sexual Harassment, types, employees rights under federal and state laws and what to do if being harassed at work.
- 1 What is Sexual Harassment
- 2 Types of Sexual Harassment
- 3 Federal and State Laws regarding Sexual Harassment
- 4 Remedies for Victims of Sexual Harassment
- 5 The Rights and Responsibilities of Employees
- 6 Sexual Harassment Laws for New York Employers
- 7 New York State Low
When completing this advanced module, caregivers will have gained an in depth, clear understanding of Sexual Harassment, types and employees rights under federal and state laws and what to do if being harassed at work. This advanced training included many examples, scenarios and quizzes to ensure a deep understanding and prevention of Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
- 1 What is Sexual Harassment
- 2 Types of Sexual Harassment
- 3 Identifying types of sexual harassment
- 4 Effects of sexual harassment
- 5 Federal and State Laws regarding Sexual Harassment
- 6 Identifying sexual harassment
- 7 Preventing and stopping sexual harassment
- 8 Remedies for Victims of Sexual Harassment
- 9 The Rights and Responsibilities of Employees
- 10 Helping create a sexual harassment-free workplace
- 11 Sexual Harassment Laws for New York Employers
- 12 New York State Low
Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes a risk of harm to an older adult. In this module, you will learn the different types of elder abuse and how to recognize the signs of an elderly person who is being abused. Caregivers completing this module will gain knowledge on how to report and prevent elder abuse and neglect.
- 1 Elder Abuse and Neglect- causes, effects and signs
- 2 Elder emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- 3 Elder financial abuse
- 4 Neglect and self-neglect
- 5 Healthcare fraud and abuse
- 6 Preventing and reporting elder abuse and neglect
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failure to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. Helping prevent child abuse begins with awareness. In this module caregivers will learn the various forms of child abuse, how to recognize the signs of possible abuse and the obligation to report.
- 1 Child physical abuse
- 2 Child sexual and emotional abuse and neglect
Medicaid Compliance-Understand what is meant by compliance and non-compliance. Recognize why it is important for your agency achieve and maintain compliance and the elements of an effective compliance program. Understand your own role and responsibilities in helping maintain compliance by identifying types of non-compliance and understanding what to do if you suspect non-compliance.
- 1 Corporate Compliance Part 1
- 2 Corporate Compliance Part 2
Advance care planning involves people making decisions about what kind of health care and medical treatment they want, or don’t want, in the future. By planning ahead, they can make sure that if they’re ever unable to say what they want themselves, their preferences are still understood. This makes it easier for health professionals and family members to make decisions about their care. This module focuses on the different types of advance directives and medical orders that clients may use to help them let others know about the type of health care they want now or in the future.
- 1 Advance Directives
- 2 Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
- 3 POLSTs
This is a module for homecare workers involved in patient care activities in a community or healthcare setting. It aims to show the type of personal protective equipment or PPE needed to correctly protect oneself and the patients being cared for. New lessons are being added often, so check in for the latest best pratcices.
- 1 COVID-19-2019 Novel Coronavirus
- 2 COVID-19 Variants
- 3 Protecting Yourself and Others
- 4 Protecting Yourself and Others: COVID-19 Vaccines
- 5 What to Do If You Develop Symptoms of COVID-19
An infectious disease is a disease that is caused by a microorganism known either as a pathogen or germ. When a germ enters the body, or a part of the body where it shouldn’t normally be, and starts to multiply it causes infection. This infection can then damage the body’s cells and cause disease. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to identify the causes of infection and recognize common signs and symptoms. Caregivers will also be able to recognize how to help prevent and control infection and identify what is meant by standard and transmission-based precautions.
- 1 Causes of infection
- 2 Signs and symptoms of infection
- 3 Preventing and controlling infection
- 4 Standard precautions part 1
- 5 Standard precautions part 2
- 6 Transmission-Based Precautions
An infectious disease is a disease that is caused by a microorganism known either as a pathogen or germ. When a germ enters the body, or a part of the body where it shouldn’t normally be, and starts to multiply it causes infection. This infection can then damage the body’s cells and cause disease. By the end of this module, caregivers will recognize the causes of infection, how it spreads, and common signs and symptoms. Caregivers will also be able to identify how to help prevent and control infection, what is meant by standard and transmission-based precautions, and what to do if they have been exposed to blood or body fluids.
- 1 Causes of infection
- 2 How Infection Spreads
- 3 Signs and symptoms of infection
- 4 Preventing and controlling infection
- 5 Standard precautions part 1
- 6 Standard precautions part 2
- 7 Transmission-Based Precautions
- 8 Preventing Infection Do’s and Don’ts
- 9 Managing Exposure to Blood or Body Fluids
Often elderly people especially ones with dementia experience urinary tract infections. Basic knowledge on a caregiver's part on what to notice and report ,may save an elderly person from a trip to the emergency room. Most UTIs can be treated with antibiotics and good care can help prevent them. In this module, a caregiver will gain the basic knowledge on what to notice and report, when a UTI is suspected.
- 1 UTI Symptoms and Causes
- 2 Treatment for UTI
- 3 Lifestyle and Home Remedies
- 4 UTI and the Elderly
In this module, you will learn what sepsis is, how it is caused and who is most susceptible to it. You will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of sepsis and recognize the stages of sepsis. Finally, there will be an overview of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sepsis.
- 1 Understanding Sepsis
- 2 Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis
- 3 Diagnosis and Treatment
- 4 Preventing Sepsis
When injections are given the right way, they can help improve people’s health or keep them from getting sick. But, when they’re given the wrong way, they can put people’s lives at risk. Even though you may not give clients injections yourself, it is still important that they are familiar with safe injection practices and can help make sure that they are followed correctly. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to identify safe injection practices and why injection safety is important. They will also be able to recognize ways they can help support clients and their families follow safe injection practices and know what to do if they or someone else is accidentally stuck or injured by a used sharp.
- 1 Overview of Injections
- 2 Injection Safety
- 3 Supporting Client Injection Safety
Falling is dangerous for everyone, but for the elderly, it can be deadly. Fall prevention is a vital component of well-being and longevity. This module will give caregivers the power and the knowledge to reduce their clients and their own risk of falling and injury.
- 1 Bed Mobility Part 1
- 2 Bed Mobility Part 2
- 3 Transfers Part 1
- 4 Transfers Part 2
- 5 Transfers Part 3
- 6 Safe Lifting Part 1
- 7 Safe Lifting Part 2
- 8 Dementia & Mobility
- 9 Training- Bed to Wheelchair Transfer
- 10 Training- Re-positioning up in bed
- 11 Training- Using a Transfer Belt
An Emergency plan is an outline of principles, procedures, and activities developed to ensure an effective Emergency Management Program.
- 1 Emergency Planning- part 1
- 2 Emergency Planning- part 2
- 3 Emergency Communications
- 4 Responding to an Emergency
A transfer is a method of moving a person from one surface to another, where the person can help with the transfer and is able to bear weight on at least one of his or her legs. After this module, caregivers will know how to evaluate a person prior to transporting them and learn the basics of helping them in and out of car. They will also gain knowledge on how to properly transfer a person in wheelchair in and out of a car as well as insight on how to transport people with dementia.
- 1 Transferring into and out of a car- part 1
- 2 Transferring into and out of a car- part 2
Within the home there are many types of hazards that can lead to accidental injury, disability, or even death. In fact, in the United States, home accidents cause more than 21 million medical visits and around 18,000 deaths every year. In this module, caregivers will identify common types of home hazards and recognize ways to lessen the risks of injury.
- 1 Home Hazards and Safety
- 2 Falls
- 3 Poisoning part 1
- 4 Poisoning part 2
- 5 Fire and burns
- 6 Choking and Drowning
- 7 Household Safety and Dementia
- 1 Workplace Health and Safety for Caregivers
- 2 Preventing Workplace Injuries and Illness Part 1
- 3 Preventing Workplace Injuries and Illness Part 2
- 4 Preventing Workplace Injuries and Illness Part 3
- 5 Preventing Workplace Injuries and Illness Part 4
- 6 Protecting Yourself From Workplace Violence Part 1
- 7 Protecting Yourself From Workplace Violence Part 2
- 8 Preventing and Managing Occupational Stress
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, is an emergency lifesaving technique that is performed when someone’s heart stops beating. CPR is one of the critical early links in the chain of survival and significantly increases a person’s chances of recovery. This module will help learners identify different types of CPR and recognize when and how to perform them.
- 1 Understanding CPR and the Chain of Survival
- 2 Performing Adult CPR- Part 1
- 3 Performing Adult CPR- Part 2
- 4 Performing CPR on Children
- 5 Performing CPR on Infants
- 6 CPR Dos and Don’ts
Each year, millions of people around the world are hurt or killed by injuries or sudden illness because they haven’t been able to get the help that they needed in time. Knowing first aid can help caregivers stop a minor injury or illness from getting worse. Or, in the case of a serious medical emergency, it can even help them save a life. After completing this module, caregivers will be able to describe the importance of first aid, recognize how to perform common first aid procedures, and identify when to seek emergency medical help.
- 1 Understanding First Aid
- 2 Cuts, Bruises, Splinters, and Nosebleeds
- 3 Heat and Cold Exposure- Part 1
- 4 Heat and Cold Exposure- Part 2
- 5 Breathing Difficulties- Part 1
- 6 Breathing Difficulties- Part 2
- 7 Rashes and Insect Stings and Bites
- 8 Bone Fractures and Sprains
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is a crime that involves forcing, coercing, or tricking people into providing labor or commercial sex. People who perpetrate human trafficking steal other people’s freedom for their own financial or personal gain. Although it may be hard for some people to believe, human trafficking happens in every country in the world, including developed countries like the United States, Canada, and New Zealand and estimates suggest that between 20-40 million people around the world could be living in human trafficking situations. After completing this module, caregivers will be able to recognize what human trafficking is, who it can involve, and where it can take place. They will also be able to identify common myths about human trafficking, recognize warning signs, and know what to do if they suspect someone is a victim of trafficking.
- 1 Introduction to Human Trafficking
- 2 Warning Signs of Human Trafficking
- 3 Human Trafficking Myths and Facts
Domestic violence is any behavior that is used to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, or ex-partner. It affects people of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, education level, or socioeconomic background. It can occur within same-sex and heterosexual relationships and between couples who are married, living together, or dating, or who have broken-up. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to recognize types and warning signs of domestic violence and identify reasons why someone may stay in an abusive relationship. They will also be able to identify common myths and facts about domestic violence and describe what to do if they suspect someone is experiencing domestic violence.
- 1 Domestic Violence Part 1
- 2 Domestic Violence Part 2
- 3 Myths and Facts
Pain is associated with substantial disability from reduced mobility, avoidance of activity, falls, depression and anxiety, sleep impairment, and even isolation. Caregivers may be one of the most influential people in a client’s life. It is the caregivers that may notice increased or intolerable pain, making caregivers important advocate in elderly person’s life. This module will help caregivers understand the different types of pain, how to assess pain and help clients prevent pain from escalating and becoming unmanageable.
- 1 Pain and Pain Scale
- 2 Pain Medications and Recognizing Pain in Cognitively Impaired People
- 3 Chronic Pain Simulation
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a stroke by damaging and weakening the brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. Monitoring blood pressure can lower BP by as much as 9 points. It may be able to free a person from medications. Overseeing blood pressure will result in a greater quality of life with the reduction of risk for heart disease and stroke. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, weakness, fainting and a risk of injury from falls. This module will help a caregiver to understand the signs, symptoms and the ways to help clients prevent extreme scale-numbers of blood pressure.
- 1 Blood Pressure- Introduction
- 2 Hypotension-Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
- 3 Orthostatic Hypotension-Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
- 4 Hypertension- Signs, Symptoms and Causes
- 5 High Blood Pressure Risk Factors of and Treatment
- 6 Hypertension and Medication
- 7 Blood Pressure- training
Providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living for someone is one of the most important responsibilities a caregiver has.Understanding the needs of the care receivers, how to help them with life tasks that are needed to manage safe living at home, is the focus of this module.
- 1 Giving a Bath & Bed Baths
- 2 Incontinence- Changing a Client
- 3 Hygiene - Shaving, Nail Trimming and Safe Toileting
- 4 Helping Someone to Stand and Walk
- 5 Feeding and Swallowing- part 1
- 6 Feeding and Swallowing- part 2
- 7 Denture Care and Oral Hygiene
- 8 Dressing and Undressing
- 9 Medication Assistance
- 10 Fire-Related Accidents
- 11 Hearing Aid Care
- 12 Successful ADL training
It is important that patients and caregivers be taught the importance of keeping the patients clean and dry. This includes cleansing the skin at the time of soiling, and other strategies to manage moisture and prevent the development of pressure sores. Prevention is better than cure. When completing this module caregivers will get a deep understanding of the reasons why pressure sores form, who is at risk, how the sores could be prevented, and the correct way sores should be treated.
- 1 Sign and Symptoms of Bed Sores
- 2 Skin Care- Treatment
There are strict rules around assisting with medication and may vary in each State and for each employer. In this module, caregivers will understand the difference between administering and assisting with medication as well as understanding their roles and responsibilities as a caregiver to safely support clients with their medication.
- 1 Introduction to Medication Administration
- 2 Assisting with Medication- part 1
- 3 Assisting with Medication- part 2
- 4 Correct storage and disposal of medication
- 5 Administration Challenges
- 6 Drug Classification
- 7 Routes of Medication Administration
- 8 Drug Side Effects and Allergy
Older adults have a higher risk of falling very ill from the flu and have the highest death rates from flu. What many people don’t know is influenza is easily and often missed in older adults. When a person is sneezing or has a hacking cough, as well as some other symptoms, it might be passed off as a simple cold. But is it? In this Module, caregivers will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of colds, flue and possible pneumonia. They will also learn prevention methods to stop the spread of germs.
- 1 Signs and Symptoms of Cold
- 2 Signs and symptoms of flu
- 3 Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia
- 4 Treatment and Prevention
Mental health is an integral part of overall health. Understanding mental health and raising awareness of mental disorder can help those affected get the support they need and reduce discrimination, isolation, and stigma. The aim of this module is to provide caregivers with information to raise their understanding of mental health and mental illness. Caregivers will be given the opportunity to reflect on what we mean by mental health and mental illness and how we define them. By the end of the module, caregivers will be able to identify common mental disorders and their treatment and rehabilitation. Caregivers will also be able to recognize the role of individuals and the community in promoting mental health.
- 1 Introduction to Mental Health
- 2 Facts About Mental Health
- 3 Understanding Abnormality
- 4 Defining Mental Disorder
- 5 Common Mental Disorders Part 1
- 6 Common Mental Disorders Part 2
- 7 Common Mental Disorders Part 3
- 8 Treating Mental Disorders
- 9 Promoting Mental Health
While some hospital readmissions are unavoidable, others can be prevented. By the end of this module, caregivers will be able to describe common causes of readmission to hospital and understand why preventing hospital readmission is important. Caregivers will also be able to identify ways that they can help manage and reduce clients’ risks of hospital readmission and recognize when it may be appropriate to seek medical help.
- 1 Introduction to Preventing Hospital Readmission
- 2 Recognizing and Managing Risk of Hospital Readmission
- 3 Understanding Where to Go for Medical Help