TRAINING INDEX 2020 PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Geisinger

 
TRAINING INDEX 2020 PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Geisinger
PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
        TRAINING INDEX 2020

             Making a Difference One Training at a Time

   The Central PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) provides free trainings and
technical assistance to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
   (ID/DD) or Autism, their families, service providers and county staff. Health-
                 related trainings are offered by registered nurses.
                      Visit our website at www.geisinger.org/hcqu
TRAINING INDEX 2020 PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Geisinger
Table of Contents

Making a Difference One Training at a Time .................................................................... i
Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ............................... ii
User Friendly Online Courses .......................................................................................... ii
New Initiatives to Increase Awareness and Education .................................................... iii
The PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum is now Available Online ................... iv
Contact Information ......................................................................................................... v
Available Online Courses ................................................................................................ 1
Consumer Trainings List ................................................................................................. 5
Staff Trainings List......................................................................................................... 11
Authors and Resources ................................................................................................. 37
Index ............................................................................................................................. 39

                                            Disclaimer:
        This training information is intended to be a general overview or a
review of information previously provided by a Health Care Provider. This training
   is not intended to replace medical advice. Participants are advised to consult
       medical professionals for questions and concerns specific to the topic.
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Making a Difference One Training at a Time
                                                    Central PA Health Care
                                                     Quality Unit (HCQU)
                                                       100 North Academy Ave,
                                                          Danville, PA 17822
                                                            (570) 271-7240
                                                          Fax (570) 271-7241
                                                     Email: hcqu@geisinger.edu

                                                  Website: www.geisinger.org/hcqu
                                                  .
         Connecting People to The Services They Need
The Health Care Quality Unit works with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral
   Health programs in 13 central Pennsylvania counties to provide health care
     management services for persons with Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (ID/DD) or Autism. Our goal is that all people living in Pennsylvania,
regardless of ability, receive the finest community services available – assuring
 that they are as healthy as possible and can fully participate in community life.

                    Free Health Related Trainings
 Free trainings and assistance are provided to individuals with ID/DD or Autism,
and to caregivers, service providers and county staff. Health-related trainings for
         caregivers and individuals are offered by our registered nurses.

                      Educational Online Courses
      Expand your educational knowledge with free health literate courses
 on different health care related topics. Log onto http://www.geisinger.org/hcqu

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Free        trainings and technical assistance are provided to individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), their families, service providers
and county staff.
                       The HCQU helps assure that the individuals served by
                            ID/DD programs are as healthy as they can be, so
                            that everyone can fully participate in community life.
                              Health related trainings are offered by a Registered
                                Nurse and through free online courses.

                                    Visit our website for free online trainings as
                                     well as more information about our program,
                                       helpful resources and upcoming trainings.

User Friendly Online Courses
The HCQU offers educational online courses for anyone who is interested in
learning more information on different health care issues. Each completed
course allows you to receive 0.5 hour of credit towards your annual human
services training requirement.

Follow these simple directions: Log on to: http://www.geisinger.org/hcqu. Click
on “Take an Online Course” located on the navigation bar on the left of the website.
Then click on the link “listing of the available online courses.” Available courses
are then listed. Click on a desired course which takes you directly to that course.
Upon completion of the course, fill in your personal information. Click on “Show My
Certificate.” The certificate of completion is displayed on the screen which you may
print.

                         Online courses are also available in Self-Study formats.
                       Self-studying, which involves studying without direct super-
                      vision or attendance in a classroom, is another valuable tool
                                 to enhance learning. Please contact your regional
                                 HCQU nurse or Kristy Campbell at 570-214-4753,
                                              or email kacampbell@geisinger.edu.

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New Initiatives to Increase
  Awareness and Education
The HCQU has committed to providing an increase awareness and education on
skin integrity/ pressure injury prevention and The Fatal Four.

Skin integrity means that the skin is healthy, undamaged and able to perform its
basic functions. A skin integrity issue might mean that the skin is damaged,
vulnerable to injury or unable to heal quickly. A pressure injury is localized
damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony area or
related to a medical or other device. The injury can present as intact skin or an
open ulcer and may be painful. Pressure injuries can be devastating for the people
they affect. They cause pain and distress and can potentially be life-threatening.

The Fatal Four training addresses the top health issues that impact the people
with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) at a greater rate and with
more severity than those in the general population. The top health issues include:
   • Aspiration
   • Bowel Obstruction
   • Dehydration
   • GERD
   • Seizures
   • Sepsis

These health issues are linked to serious illness and preventable deaths in
community-based settings. They often go unrecognized for several reasons, which
calls for an increase need for awareness and education.

As more individuals with IDD transition into community settings, caregivers need
to be familiar with these common medical conditions. These conditions are often
preventable or at least managed effectively with attentive care.

Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of the people they care for. Knowing how to
prevent, recognize and seek treatment for select medical situations will not only
improve the quality of their care, but will also save lives.

Further in-depth information is available on each medical condition upon request.

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The PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support
  Curriculum is now Available Online
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Mental Health and Substance
Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)
have undertaken a joint initiative to address the needs of people who have an
intellectual disability as well as mental health challenges. People who have
both challenges are commonly referred to as those who have dual diagnosis.

                                       The goal of this training curriculum is to
                                       provide information that can aid in the
                                       understanding of the struggles and the
                                       triumphs of those you support or will support.
                                       This   curriculum     was    designed      to
                                       demonstrate the complexity of dual
                                       diagnoses and the factors that need to be
                                       considered to best support those with whom
                                       you come into contact.
                                       The PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support
                                       Curriculum    was     also    designed  to
                                       demonstrate that all people in this world,
                                       regardless of their challenges, are much
                                       more alike than they are different.
                                     For more information about each of the
                                     specific modules and the course outline, go
                                     to the Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
(PCHC) website: www.pchc.org under Resources/Publications/Behavioral Health
and click here for the DDX Direct Support Curriculum Training Booklet. The PA
Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum is now available Online. This curriculum
is designed for Direct Supporters who work in either the intellectual disability field
or the mental health field. Each specific module has a quiz, certificate and
resources attached.
The online version of the PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum is available
on ** https://www.myodp.org/course/view.php?id=1186

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Contact Information
Central PA HCQU services are available in these counties: Blair, Centre, Clinton,
 Columbia, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland,
                  Schuylkill, Snyder, and Union Counties.

Blair County                                 Director
Sandra Corrigan, RN, CDDN                    Cheryl Callahan, RN, CDDN
slcorrigan@geisinger.edu                     clcallahan@geisinger.edu
814-574-7783                                 570-271-5935

Centre County                                Training Coordinator
clcallahan@geisinger.edu                     Patty Brofee, RN
570-271-5935                                 plbrofee@geisinger.edu
                                             570-271-5159
Columbia, Montour, Snyder
                                             Data Support Analyst
& Union Counties (CMSU)
Laura Aungst, RN, CDDN                       Kristy Campbell
ljaungst@geisinger.edu                       kacampbell@geisinger.edu
570-214-1150 ext. 1001124028                 570-214-4753

                                             Secretary
Huntingdon, Mifflin & Juniata
                                             Lesley Murphy
Counties (HMJ)
                                             lgmurphy@geisinger.edu
Carol Sumner, RN, CDDN
                                             570-271-7240
clcallahan@geisinger.edu
                                             FAX: 570-271-7241
570-271-5935

Lycoming-Clinton Counties
Eileen Musgrave, RN
epmusgrave1@geisinger.edu
570-214-1150 ext. 1001124027

Northumberland County
Amy Weidner, RN
ajweidner1@geisinger.edu
570-214-1150 ext. 1001124025

Schuylkill County
Brandi McIntyre, RN
blmcintyre1@geisinger.edu
570-214-1150 ext. 1001124029

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Online Courses
Title                                                      Objectives

                    Available Online Courses

Online Courses
Title                                                      Objectives
Aging and                 • Describe the main changes that occur with aging
Developmental             • Differentiate natural aging with disease processes
Disabilities              • Discuss factors that affect aging
Alzheimer Disease         •   Define Alzheimer Disease
                          •   List signs and symptoms with developmental disabilities
                          •   Identify caregiving tips when working with Alzheimer clients
                          •   Identify the three stages
Anger Management          • Name four signs of anger
                          • Name something that causes you to feel angry
                          • Name two things you can do to feel less angry
Autism                    •   Describe symptoms of autism
                          •   Identify disorders similar to autism
                          •   Identify support plans for individuals with autism
                          •   State different treatment strategies when dealing with autism
Benefits of Sleep         • Discuss that sleep is a basic human need
                          • Discuss the importance of sleep
                          • Learn to make sleep a priority
Blood Borne Pathogens     •   Define Blood Borne Pathogens
                          •   Understand the most common blood pathogens
                          •   Learn how blood borne pathogens are transmitted
                          •   Discuss how you can protect yourself against blood borne pathogens
Bowel Management          •   Describe what a normal bowel movement is
                          •   Describe the normal functions of the colon (large intestine)
                          •   Identify contributing factors of constipation
                          •   List several types of food associated with a high fiber diet
Caregiver Stress          • Define caregiver stress
                          • Discuss how stress can affect a caregiver’s health
                          • Identify ways to prevent caregiver stress
Challenging Behaviors     • Identify causes of challenging behaviors
                          • Identify ways to manage challenging behaviors
                          • Discuss behavioral challenges
Cold and Flu Prevention   • State the difference between a cold and the flu
                          • Identify the symptoms of a cold and the flu
                          • List things to do to prevent colds and the flu

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Online Courses
Title                                                  Objectives
Commit to be Fit       •   Define fitness
                       •   State the three elements of fitness
                       •   State the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
                       •   State the benefits of exercise and how to begin a fitness program
                       •   Discuss the importance of successful goal setting
De-Escalation Skills   • Discuss factors that may cause challenging behaviors
                       • Explain four functions of behavior
                       • List at least five effective communication skills and de-escalation
                         techniques to prevent a behavioral crisis
Dehydration            • List and describe symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe hydration
                       • Identify causes and risks associated with dehydration
                       • Discuss prevention and treatment of dehydration
Depression             • Define depression
                       • Review the signs and symptoms of depression
                       • State available treatment options and ways to get help
Diabetes               •   Identify signs of Diabetes
                       •   List treatments for Diabetes
                       •   Identify self-care skills
                       •   Recognize the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
                       •   Recognize the differences between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
Down Syndrome          • List several common traits of Down Syndrome
                       • Describe several medical tests involved in prenatal detection
                       • Identify several health complications associated with Down Syndrome
Dysphagia              •   List the four stages of swallowing
                       •   Recognize the causes of dysphagia
                       •   List strategies to promote safe eating
                       •   Identify special examinations that are used in severe cases or where the
                           cause is not known
Effective              • Explain the four steps to productive health care meetings
Communication          • Discuss the importance of knowing the individual’s baseline and
                         reporting any changes in their health and behaviors
                       • Review effective communication skills
Epileptic Seizure      • Define two main categories of seizures
Management             • Cite the general care during a seizure
                       • Identify appropriate times to call the doctor
Falls Prevention       • List several risk factors
                       • Recognize environmental hazards
                       • State possible consequences of falls
GERD                   • Discuss the difference between acid reflux and GERD
(Gastroesophageal      • List some lifestyle changes to help reduce the frequency of GERD
Reflux Disease)          symptoms
                       • List some medications used to treat GERD

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Online Courses
Title                                                     Objectives
Health Effects of         • Discuss the harmful effects of cigarette smoking on the body
Smoking                   • Discuss the harmful effects of second-hand smoke
                          • Identify the health benefits of quitting smoking
Healthy Weight            •   Give the reasons for weight management
Awareness                 •   List some causes for overweight and obesity
                          •   Name the key factors to weight management
                          •   Use the food pyramid
Heat Illness              • Define several different types of heat illnesses
                          • Define several ways to treat heat illnesses
                          • List several ways to prevent heat illnesses
High Blood Pressure       • Define high blood pressure
                          • List causes of high blood pressure
                          • List treatments for high blood pressure
Hypothermia               • Define hypothermia
                          • List signs and symptoms of hypothermia
                          • Discuss treatment of hypothermia
Intellectual and          • Define Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD)
Developmental             • Identify possible causes of ID/DD
Disabilities              • List preventable risk factors of ID/DD
Living Well with Asthma   •   Define Asthma
                          •   Learn asthma triggers
                          •   Name asthma attack symptoms
                          •   Learn how to take charge of asthma
Living Well with Heart    •   Identify what heart failure is
Failure                   •   Learn three types of heart failure
                          •   Define the symptoms of heart failure
                          •   Learn how to manage heart failure
                          •   Discuss the symptoms of a heart attack
Menopause                 •   Define Menopause
                          •   List the three stages of menopause
                          •   Understand the symptoms of menopause
                          •   Discuss hot flashes and night sweats
                          •   Discuss what can help with menopausal symptoms
Metabolic Syndrome        • Discuss that metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition
                          • Discuss the signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome
                          • Learn how to treat or prevent metabolic syndrome
Mood Disorders            •   Define mood disorders
                          •   Recognize signs and symptoms of mania and depression
                          •   State useful treatment strategies for mania and depression
                          •   Recognize clues of suicidal risks
MRSA                      • Define MRSA
(Methicillin-Resistant    • Discuss how to protect yourself and others from infection
Staphylococcus Aureus)    • Learn how to prevent the spread of MRSA

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Online Courses
Title                                                      Objectives
Safe Lifting and          • Define body mechanics
Transfers                 • Identify safe methods of lifting, transferring, and re-positioning people in
                            need
                          • Discuss how to maintain a healthy back
Sepsis                    • Describe septic shock
                          • Understand the seriousness of sepsis
                          • Identify common sepsis symptoms
Skin Health and           •   Name four skin care routines to keep skin healthy
Pressure Injuries         •   Define pressure injuries and pressure injury stages
                          •   List causes and risk factors of pressure injuries
                          •   List prevention and treatment of pressure injuries
Stress Management         • Define stress
                          • List signs and symptoms of stress
                          • Explain ways to manage stress
The Role of the           • List the roles of the caregiver
Caregiver                 • Understand what each of these roles involves
                          • Understand the ten standards for staff
Understanding             • Define osteoporosis
Osteoporosis              • Identify ways to prevent osteoporosis
                          • Review methods to treat osteoporosis
Urinary Tract Infection   • Explain what a urinary tract infection (UTI) is
                          • List several causes of UTIs
                          • Discuss common symptoms of a UTI
Your Dental Health        •   Discuss the importance of healthy teeth.
                          •   Discuss unhealthy dental conditions.
                          •   Discuss the ways to keep your teeth healthy.
                          •   Discuss the importance of routine dental care.

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives

                          Consumer Trainings List
                                                *Trainings developed by sources other than Central PA HCQU

Consumer Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
Age Appropriate           • List the basic screenings that all individuals need
Wellness                  • Understand the importance of health screenings and wellness
All About Friendships     • Describe what friendship is
                          • List some qualities you want to have in a friend
                          • List some things friends do for each other
All About Sleep           • Learn why getting enough sleep is so important
                          • List some ways you can get a good night’s sleep
Allergies                 • Understand allergies
                          • Define several symptoms and treatments
                          • List several ways to avoid triggers
Anger Management          • Name one sign of anger
                          • Describe one thing that causes you to feel angry
                          • Discuss what you can do to feel less angry
Anyone Can Fall           • List risk factors for falls
                          • Identify actions to take to prevent falls
Appropriate Workplace     • List examples of horseplay in the workplace
Behavior                  • Discuss examples of good work behaviors
                          • Differentiate between horseplay and appropriate workplace behavior
Ask Me 3                  • Identify three important questions to ask health care providers
Basic First Aid           • Describe what first aid is
                          • List several items you should keep in a first aid kit
                          • List several things you should relay when calling 911
Be Safe Online            •   Learn about internet safety
                          •   Learn about the dangers of the internet
                          •   Describe good decisions about computer use
                          •   Discuss how to protect yourself from inappropriate internet behavior
Being a Good Digital      Learn to deal with:
Citizen – Online Safety   • Inappropriate content
                          • Sharing personal information
                          • People asking to meet offline
                          • Cyberbullying
Best Quick Meals          • Explain ideas for more healthful cooking
Building Healthy          • Understand what boundaries are
Relationships             • Learn the difference between external and internal boundaries
                          • Understand why it’s important to have boundaries

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                        Objectives
Choices in Life Decision   • Define decision
Making                     • List steps in decision making
Cholesterol                •   Explain what cholesterol is
                           •   List three types of food to avoid
                           •   List three types of food that are good for you
                           •   List two ways you can help to prevent heart disease
Cold and Flu Basics        • Name three possible symptoms of a cold
                           • Name three possible symptoms of the flu
                           • List three examples of how to prevent the flu
Cold Weather Safety        • Learn how to dress in cold weather
                           • Learn what to do for frostbite and hypothermia
                           • Learn proper ways to shovel snow
Commit to be Fit           •   Define fitness
                           •   State three elements of fitness
                           •   Describe the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
                           •   State the benefits of exercise and how to begin a fitness program
                           •   Discuss the importance of successful goal setting
                           •   Name ways to stay motivated to a fitness program
Condoms and Proper         • Explain what a condom is and what it is used for
Use                        • Explain the proper way to use a condom
Dealing with Annoying      • Identify things that are annoying and how you react to them
Things
Diabetes: Take Control     • Explain several basic ideas about diabetes
                           • Discuss three ways to help control your blood sugar
                           • Understand the health risks that can occur with uncontrolled blood sugar
Dog Bite Prevention        • Know the warning signs/body language of dogs
                           • Learn how to properly greet and interact with dogs
Fire Safety                • Review fire facts
                           • Discuss fire prevention
                           • Identify what to do in case of a fire
Four Steps to Food         • Define food poisoning
Safety                     • State the four steps of food safety
Friendships,               • Discuss appropriate manners and ways of touching, hugging and kissing
Relationships and          • Discuss friendship and dating
Sexuality                  • Discuss sexuality and appropriate sexual behavior
Getting Along Well with    •   Discuss how to talk to and listen to others
Others                     •   Learn how to handle disagreements
                           •   Explain the benefits of honesty vs. being dishonest
                           •   Discuss simple rules for getting along at work
Grief and Loss for         • Name several ways we react to a loss
Consumers                  • List some stages of grief we go through when we have a loss
                           • Discuss several things you can do to help someone who is grieving

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
Health Effects of          • Explain why tobacco is harmful to the body
Cigarette Smoking          • Discuss the effects of second-hand smoke
                           • Name three health benefits of quitting smoking
Healthy Aging for Older    • Identify some changes as we get older that affect the way we eat
Adults                     • List three essential nutrients
                           • List some low-fat foods
Healthy Dining Out         • Discuss several ways to order healthy choices from the menu
                           • Identify way to meet basic nutritional requirements while ordering fast
                             foods
Healthy Weight             • Explain what a healthy weight is
Awareness                  • Name three possible conditions that overweight or obese people are at
                             risk to develop
                           • Name four health benefits of physical activity
                           • List two examples of behavioral changes that can play a significant role
                             in weight management
Heart Health               •   Name three parts of the circulatory system
                           •   Explain the basic function of the heart
                           •   Learn different tests for the heart
                           •   Consider healthy lifestyle choices
Helping Others in Need     • Express the importance of helping others
                           • List ways you can help others
Holiday Weight Gain        • Review strategies of healthy holiday eating without weight gain
                           • Discuss ways to cook lighter meals for the holidays
Home Alone Safety          • Identify a stranger
                           • List things to do when home alone to stay safe
Housekeeping               • Discuss the most important reason for good housekeeping practices
                           • Name three nontoxic ingredients that can be used as cleansing agents
                           • Name two ways to cut down on housework
How Not to be a Victim –   • Discuss various bullying behaviors
How Not to be a Bully      • Discuss who bullies
                           • List strategies people can use to deal with bullying
How to make a Healthy      • Learn how to make some healthier lunch choices
Lunch                      • Describe ways you can change your favorite lunch recipes in order to eat
                             healthier
How to Wash Your           • Learn about viruses
Hands                      • Learn the proper way to wash your hands
Know Your Lemons           • Learn what breast cancer can look and feel like
                           • Recognize the 12 possible signs of breast cancer

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                         Objectives
Living Heart Healthy       •   Know the signs of heart attack and stroke
                           •   Know the risks
                           •   Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle
                           •   Learn how to shop, cook and eat healthy
                           •   Learn how to fit a healthy lifestyle into a busy schedule
Managing Your Stress       • Define stress
                           • List signs and symptoms of stress
                           • Explain ways to manage stress
Mealtime Manners           • Describe good mealtime manners
                           • State ways to prevent the spread of germs
Men’s Healthy Ways to      • List steps to take to stay and become healthy
Stay Healthy               • Identify health screenings necessary for good health
Menstruation and           • Discuss things you can do to stay healthy
Women’s Health             • Explain the importance of feminine hygiene (cleanliness)
MyPlate: Holiday Edition   • Discuss using MyPlate to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle over the
                             holidays
Nutrition and Exercise     • State the importance of exercise and healthy food choices
for You                    • Demonstrate an increased awareness of fast food choices
                           • Discuss the importance of portion control
Personal Hygiene –         • Review good hygiene practices for men and women
What That Means to Me
Personal Safety            • Review and discuss personal safety tips in the home and community
                             settings
Personal Safety Keeping    •   Discuss good touch
Myself Safe                •   Discuss bad touch
                           •   Discuss “secret touch”
                           •   Discuss the five body safety rules
Preventing and             •   Define conflict
Resolving Conflict         •   List benefits of effective communication
                           •   Define authentic listening
                           •   State rules for resolving conflict
                           •   Identify effective steps for resolving conflict
Quit Smoking               • To identify the health benefits of quitting smoking
                           • Identify steps to quit smoking . . . for good
Romantic Relationships     • Discuss love relationships, friendships, companionships
101                        • View and discuss the right way to set up and go on a date
                           • Discuss the dating through marriage sequence
S.A.F.E. – Safe Abuse      •
For Everyone
Seizure Care               • Explain seizure activity
                           • Provide seizure care

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                     Objectives
Smoking – What You        • Understand the facts known about the health dangers of smoking
Need to Know              • Know where to go for help if you decide to stop smoking
                          • You will gain helpful information about your decision to smoke or not to
                            smoke
Social Skills             • Demonstrate appropriate behavior when interacting with others
                          • Review appropriate communication
                          • Improve skills within the community
STDs (Sexually            • Discuss various STDs – you will be able to list at least three
Transmitted Diseases)     • Describe ways you can get STDs
                          • Discuss how to prevent STDs
Stranger Danger           • Explain what a stranger is
                          • Name two types of strangers
                          • Name three rules if approached by a stranger

                             Author: Police Division Crime Prevention Unit
Sugar in Soda             • Identify sugar content in drinks / soda
Summer Safety             • Discuss sun and heat exposure precautions and illnesses; list how we
                            can protect ourselves
                          • Lightning precautions: indoors and outdoors
                          • Water safety rules and concerns
                          • Backyard safety precautions
                          • Grill and Campfire safety
                          • Fireworks safety
SunWise                   • State two harmful and two helpful effects of the sun
                          • Review UV radiation and the UV index scale
                          • Name sun safety action steps to protect yourself with sun exposure
Supporting Each Other     • Explain what is helpful to support a person dealing with loss
in our Grief
Tortoise and Hare         • Discuss how and why a team uses everyone’s strength to do a good job
Teamwork
Traffic Safety            • State and understand traffic and bicycle safety signs in the community
                          • List the dangers of hitchhiking and strangers
VNS Patient/Family        • Discuss uncontrolled seizures in people with epilepsy
Information on Epilepsy   • Discuss the impact of uncontrolled seizures
and Treatment Options*    • Describe treatment options for uncontrolled seizures, including Vagus
                            Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy™
                          • List resources
Water and Pool Safety     • Learn ways to keep safe and healthy when swimming
                          • List ways to prevent a drowning or accident
                          • Discuss the dangers when swimming
What are Poisons?         • List at least three household products that may be poisonous
                          • Discuss ways to prevent poisoning
                          • Review first aid practices with poisoning

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Consumer Trainings
Title                                                    Objectives
What is Alzheimer        • Define Alzheimer Disease and dementia
Disease                  • Understand the effects on the brain
                         • List several signs
What is the Difference   • Discuss the difference between overweight and obesity
Between Overweight       • List the consequences of being overweight or obese
and Obesity?             • Define Metabolic Syndrome
What to do in an         • Explain what an emergency is
Emergency                • Know when to call 911
Why Sleep is so          • Discuss the importance of sleep
Important                • Describe some sleep hygiene tips
Women’s Health and       • Discuss things you can do to stay healthy
Personal Hygiene         • Explain the importance of feminine hygiene
Your Dental Health       •   Explain the importance of healthy teeth
                         •   Describe unhealthy dental conditions
                         •   Discuss the importance of routine dental care
                         •   List ways to keep your teeth health

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Staff Trainings
Title
                          Staff Trainings      List
                                       Objectives

                The HCQU also offers additional orientation education to new staff so they are
                       better equipped to care for individuals with ID/DD or Autism.

Staff Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
A Staff Guide to Abuse    •   Discuss abuse and its impact on those we serve
Prevention                •   Consider the ID/DD system’s impact on abuse
                          •   Develop strategies aimed at abuse prevention
                          •   Examine resources for supporting those who have been abused
Abuse Against the         • Define abuse
Elderly                   • Recall types of abuse experienced by people who are elderly and how to
                            recognize the signs
                          • Identify special considerations for people who are elderly and have
                            experienced abuse
                          • Recognize ways to support a person who is elderly and has been
                            abused
Abuse Recognizing and     • Describe types of abuse
Reporting                 • List signs of abuse
                          • Discuss the steps necessary to report abuse
Age Appropriate           • List the basic screenings that all individuals need
Wellness – Why You        • Understand the importance of health screenings and wellness
Should See Your Doctor
at Various Ages
Age Related Eye           •   List the basic parts of the eye
Diseases and              •   Define a comprehensive dilated eye exam
Conditions                •   Name six eye diseases and conditions related to aging
                          •   Identify treatment options for age related eye diseases and condition
Aging and                 • Describe the main changes that occur with aging
Developmental             • Differentiate natural aging with disease process
Disabilities              • List factors that affect aging
Aging and Down            • List some differences in the aging process: general population vs. the
Syndrome                    Down Syndrome population
                          • Discuss screenings that are recommended for individuals with Down
                            Syndrome
                          • List some signs of dementia
Alcohol and Cancer        • Discuss the relationship between alcohol use and cancer
                          • Review ways to reduce risk factors
Allergies and Asthma      • Understand the difference between asthma and allergies
                          • Define several symptoms and treatments for each
                          • List several ways to avoid triggers

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                       Objectives
Alzheimer Disease and      • Understand the changes that occur in the brain with dementia
Dementia                   • Recognize the stages and symptoms of dementia
                           • Apply knowledge of dementia to individuals’ care
Alzheimer Disease and      •   Define dementia and Alzheimer disease
IDDD                       •   Understand the effects of Alzheimer disease on the human brain
                           •   List several signs of dementia in the developmentally disabled population
                           •   Understand the challenges of caring for persons with Alzheimer disease
Alzheimer’s and Memory     • Recognize how memory occurs in the brain
(APS)                      • List three types of memory and how they are retained
                           • Identify the lobes of the brain and their role in memory retention
                           • Appreciate changes that occur to memory in relation to
                             dementia/Alzheimer’s
                           • Utilize exercises/games/projects to stimulate brain activity
Anaphylaxis                • List several symptoms of a stinging insect allergic reaction
                           • List several ways to treat a bee sting
                           • Discuss the use of an EpiPen
Angelman Syndrome          • Define several criteria used for diagnosis in Angelman syndrome
                           • List several characteristic features of Angelman syndrome
                           • Describe effective ways to deal with people who have Angelman
                             syndrome
Anger Management           • Discuss different anger management styles
                           • Understand the assertive-problem solving style of anger management
                           • Discuss positive techniques for managing anger
Angina Pectoris            •   Define Angina Pectoris
                           •   State the two types of Angina Pectoris
                           •   State the risk factors
                           •   List the signs and symptoms
                           •   Explain the treatment
Antipsychotic              • Explain the purpose and actions of psychotropic medications
Medications – What You     • Recognize potential side effects
Should Know                • Discuss importance of monitoring laboratory reports and side effects
Anxiety and Intellectual   • Describe incidence of anxiety in individuals with intellectual disability (ID)
Disability                 • List two potential causes of anxiety in individuals with ID
                           • Identify symptoms and characteristics of anxiety seen in individuals with
                             ID
                           • Discuss two potential techniques to decrease anxiety for an individual
                             with ID
Anyone Can Fall            • List risk factors for falls
                           • Identify actions to take to prevent falls
Artificial Urinary         • Define urinary incontinence
Prosthesis                 • List considerations for using the US device
                           • Describe some complications associated with the AUS device

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                       Objectives
Ask Me 3                   •   Discuss the problem involving low health literacy
                           •   Identify three importance questions to ask providers of health care
                           •   Discuss how clear health communication affects your practice
                           •   List tips for enhancing patient-provider communication
Asperger’s Syndrome        • Define Asperger’s syndrome
                           • Identify symptoms of Asperger’s
                           • Discuss treatment options
Aspiration Pneumonia       • Describe several signs and symptoms of aspiration pneumonia
                           • Explain several complications of aspiration pneumonia
Assisted Range of          • Define assisted range of motion and its importance
Motion                     • Define basic understanding of passive ROM principles
                           • Review proper mechanics to prevent injury
Asthma, Understanding      •   Discuss the physiology of the lungs and how asthma alters their function
                           •   Define types of asthma
                           •   List the signs and symptoms of asthma
                           •   Specific different treatments for asthma
                           •   Identify prevention tips for controlling asthma attacks
                           •   Explore how to live with asthma, one day at a time
Autism and the Hospital    • Define autism
Experience                 • Discuss ways to approach and respond to persons with autism
                           • List steps to create a safe and calm hospital environment benefiting both
                             persons with autism and the staff
Autism Spectrum            •   Define autism
Disorder                   •   List facts of autism
                           •   Review characteristics and symptoms of autism
                           •   Discuss supportive interventions and treatment strategies
Avian Influenza Bird Flu   •   Define Avian Influenza and related terminology
                           •   Explain transmission of Avian Influenza
                           •   List symptoms and current treatment options for Avian Influenza
                           •   Discuss elements of a pandemic
Back Safety Gallery        • State importance of safe lifting for staff and individuals
Walk                       • Increase staff knowledge of back safety and lifting
                           • Increase staff knowledge of proper wheelchair transfer
Back Safety in the         •   Examine back injury statistics
Workplace                  •   List common causes of back injuries
                           •   Discuss back injury prevention
                           •   Discuss the principles of safe handling
                           •   Describe proper lifting techniques
Basic Nutrition            • Discuss basic nutrition and hydration
                           • Define the six essential nutrients and explain why each is important
                           • Identify ways to help consumers meet basic nutrition and hydration
                             needs

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
Basics of Safe Lifting    •   Define the term, “body mechanics”
                          •   Examine basic anatomy of the body as it relates to movement and work
                          •   Review injury prevention techniques
                          •   Identify safe methods of lifting, transferring and repositioning consumers
                              to prevent injury to the caregiver and the consumer
Beckwith-Wiedemann        • List some characteristics of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
Syndrome                  • List several health problems that occur in this syndrome
                          • List several recommended medical and surgical guidelines
Bed Bugs                  • Explain the steps to successfully eliminate bed bugs
Benign Prostatic          • Define BPH
Hyperplasia (BPH)         • List the signs and symptoms
                          • Discuss the treatment options
Blood Borne Pathogens     • Define blood borne pathogens
in the Workplace          • Review methods to reduce the risk of transmission of blood borne
                            diseases
                          • Review the steps for safe and proper glove removal
Blood Borne Pathogens     •   State what a blood borne pathogen is
Protecting Yourself       •   Name three common and dangerous blood borne pathogens
                          •   Define standard precautions
                          •   List four ways to lessen the risk of becoming infected with a blood borne
                              pathogen
Blood Clots, The Basics   •   Define what a blood clot is
of                        •   State three causes of blood clots
                          •   Name three symptoms of a blood clot
                          •   Name two treatments for blood clot prevention
Blood Disorders           • Discuss functions and components of blood
                          • Define the more common blood disorders
                          • Discuss treatment of blood disorders
Boundaries APS            •   Gain a better understanding of what boundaries are
                          •   Learn the difference between external and internal boundaries
                          •   Address reasons why it’s important to have boundaries
                          •   Discuss how boundaries are formed
                          •   Explore various forms of expression/communication that may be useful
                              when trying to communicate our feelings to others
Bowel Management and      • Define constipation, fecal impaction and bowel obstruction
Constipation              • Identify signs and symptoms of constipation
                          • Identify contributing factors of constipation
Bowel Obstruction         • Describe some different types of bowel obstruction
                          • List some signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction
                          • Explain diagnosis and treatment

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                       Objectives
Breast Cancer              •   Define breast cancer
                           •   Discuss identified risk factors
                           •   List several signs and symptoms of breast cancer
                           •   List detection methods
                           •   Discuss treatment options
Bronchiectasis             • Define bronchiectasis
                           • List signs and symptoms
                           • Describe treatment and management
Cancer                     •   Define cancer
                           •   List some common symptoms of cancer
                           •   Explain importance of early detection and screening
                           •   Discuss diagnostic and treatment methods
                           •   List some risk factors and prevention tips
Cancer of the              •   Identify risk factors for various reproductive cancers
Reproductive System,       •   Recognize signs and symptoms
Part I                     •   Understand various treatment options
                           •   Understand prognoses and its impact on quality of life
Cancer of the              •   Identify risk factors
Reproductive System,       •   Recognize signs and symptoms
Part II                    •   Understand various treatment options
                           •   Discuss ways of prevention
                           •   Discuss other associated female reproductive cancers
Caregiver Stress Taking    •   Define caregiver stress
Care of Yourself           •   Discuss how stress can affect a caregiver’s health
                           •   Recognize the difference between caregiver stress and burnout
                           •   Identify ways to prevent caregiver stress and burnout
Caring for the Caregiver   • Recognize our reactions to stress
Stop Stressing             • Explore techniques for stress relief
                           • Incorporate stress reduction practices in our daily lives
Carpal Tunnel              • List some of the signs and symptoms
Syndrome                   • List several treatment options
                           • Describe some exercises to manage or prevent Carpal Tunnel
                             Syndrome
Cataracts                  •   Explain what a cataract is
                           •   List signs/symptoms of a cataract
                           •   List causes/risk factors
                           •   Understand treatment options
Celiac Disease and         • Define Celiac disease
Gluten-Free Diet           • Identify symptoms of Celiac disease
                           • Discuss treatment, specifically gluten-free diet
Cellulitis                 • Define cellulitis
                           • Discuss causes and symptoms of cellulitis
                           • Discuss risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of cellulitis

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                    Objectives
Cerebral Palsy           •   Explain the four types of CP
                         •   Name five identified risk factors for CP
                         •   List five health conditions commonly associated with CP
                         •   State four treatments recommended for CP
Cervical Cancer / HPV    • Discuss cervical cancer and HPV
                         • Understand how to get tested for cancer with a pap test
Changing Needs –         •   Identify risk factors
Supporting People with   •   Discuss effects of Alzheimer Disease
Dementia                 •   Define the 3 stages
                         •   Discuss the importance of communication
CHARGE Syndrome          • Define CHARGE syndrome
                         • List some of the abnormalities associated with this syndrome
                         • Identify treatments for CHARGE syndrome
Chest PT                 • Overview the respiratory system
                         • Explain chest PT and its purpose
                         • List precautions for chest PT
Choking Precautions      • Give the definition of choking
                         • List things to do to prevent choking
                         • Explain emergency first aid for choking (Heimlich maneuver)
Choking, Pica and        • Identify Pica and the potential complications
Swallowing Disorders     • List things to do to prevent choking
                         • Explain emergency first aid for choking (Heimlich)
Cholesterol              • Define good and bad cholesterol
                         • List some foods that are low in cholesterol
                         • List some foods that are high in cholesterol that you should avoid
Chron’s Disease          • Have a better understanding of Chron’s Disease
                         • Define Diagnosis
                         • Identify symptoms and treatment
Chronic Obstructive      • Identify the most common lung conditions associated with COPD
Pulmonary Disease        • List most common signs and symptoms
(COPD)                   • Describe treatment and management strategies for COPD
Clostridium Difficile    • Define Clostridium Difficile
                         • Identify how Clostridium Difficile is spread
                         • Explain the treatment for Clostridium Difficile
CMV                      • Define different types of CMV
(Cytomegalovirus)        • List several complications of CMV
                         • List prevention methods
Coffin-Lowry Syndrome    • List physical characteristics that may be associated with CLS
(CLS)                    • Identify behavioral features that may be associated with CLS
Cold and Flu Basics      • Name three possible symptoms of a cold
                         • Name three possible symptoms of the flu
                         • List three examples of how to prevent the flu

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                         Objectives
Colorectal Cancer          •   Define colorectal cancer
                           •   Discuss identified risk factors
                           •   List several signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer
                           •   List detection methods
                           •   Discuss treatment options
Commit to be Fit           •   Define fitness and its three elements
                           •   State the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
                           •   Discuss the benefits of exercise and goal setting
                           •   Name ways to stay motivated to a fitness program
Communicating with a       •   Explain the nature, scope and importance of communication
Non-Speaking Individual    •   Define the difference between the terms “non-speaking” and “non-verbal”
                           •   Discuss spoken and non-spoken means of communication
                           •   Describe the importance of the environment and communication partners
                               in promoting effective communication
Communicating with         •   Define communication
Caregivers                 •   Identify steps in good communication
                           •   Identify barriers to communication
                           •   State the importance of written communication
                           •   Define daily communication methods
Communication Skills for   • Identify barriers and challenges to a rewarding physician appointment
a Rewarding Physician      • Explain how to overcome barriers and get the most out of an
Appointment                  appointment
Conflict Resolution        •   Define conflict
                           •   Identify causes of conflict
                           •   Identify steps for resolving conflict
                           •   Practice using these skills
Crohn’s Disease            • Discuss the nature of Crohn’s Disease and describe common symptoms
                           • Explain treatment and role of nutrition
                           • List complications of the disease
Cystic Fibrosis            • Define cystic fibrosis
                           • Identify signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis
                           • Identify management and treatment of cystic fibrosis
Dandy Walker               • List characteristics of Dandy Walker syndrome
Syndrome                   • Understand hydrocephalus associated with Dandy Walker
                           • List treatment options
Death and Dying            • Identify four signs of impending death
                           • Describe some comfort measures you can offer to a dying person
                           • Discuss physical and emotional aspects involved in dealing with the
                             dying process
De-Escalation Skills for   • Discuss factors that may cause challenging behaviors
the Intellectually         • Explain for functions of behavior
Disabled Person            • List at least five effective communication skills and de-escalation
                             techniques to prevent a behavior crisis
                           • Explain the importance of relationships that impact behavior

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
Dehydration Causes        • List and describe symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe dehydration
Symptoms and              • Identify causes and risks associated with dehydration
Treatment                 • Discuss prevention and treatment
Dementia                  •   Define dementia
                          •   State the types of dementia
                          •   Name the symptoms
                          •   Discuss the stages
                          •   Discuss how to diagnose dementia.
Dental Care for           •   Describe how to have healthy dental condition
Individuals with          •   Recognize dental abnormalities and describe causes
Developmental             •   Identify prevention and treatment strategies
Disabilities
                          •   Develop proper oral care
Depression                • Define depression
                          • Review the signs and symptoms
                          • State available treatment options and ways to get help
Developing                • Explain the importance of developing relationships with people who have
Relationships with          profound IDDD
People Who Have           • State specific strategies to develop relationships
Profound IDDD
Diabetes                  • Review the nature of diabetes and identify risk factors associated with
                            type 2
                          • Identify health complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes
                          • Discuss interventions, treatment strategies, and lifestyle changes to
                            control diabetes
Diabetes – Take Control   • Review risk factors and symptoms associated with diabetes
                          • Discuss preventative measures as well as treatment options
Diabetes Facts and        • Review facts and myths about Type I and Type II Diabetes
Myths
Diabetes Insipidus        • Define Diabetes Insipidus
                          • State at least three causes
                          • List the symptoms and treatment options of Diabetes Insipidus
Disorders in the Male     • List different types of prostate conditions
Urinary System            • Identify common signs and symptoms
                          • Explain treatment therapies
Down                      • List several common traits of Down Syndrome
Syndrome/Trisomy 21       • Identify several health complications associated with Down Syndrome
                          • List medical guideline recommendations for people with Down Syndrome
Dysphagia and Mealtime    • To understand the definition of dysphagia
Safety                    • To learn the role of a direct support professional in supporting someone
                            during eating
                          • To understand and follow basic guidelines for safe eating and drinking
                          • To understand the importance of following a person’s diet which may
                            include modifications to solid and liquid food, adaptive equipment,
                            positioning, supervision as well as person-specific instructions

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                       Objectives
Eating, Swallowing, and    • Identify basic dysphagia principles and definitions
Choking                    • Recognize signs and symptoms associated with aspiration, dysphagia
                             and choking
                           • Create mealtime plans and comprehensive dysphagia plans that result in
                             an enhanced quality of life and decreased risk of aspiration and choking
                           • Identify modified food textures and the role they play in minimizing the
                             risk of aspiration and choking
Effective                  •   Review effective communication skills
Communication Skills for   •   State conditions which cause difficulty with communication
Interacting with People    •   Review communication tips for specific disabilities
with Disabilities
                           •   The R Word video included (optional)
Emergency                  • Recognize changes – physical and behavioral – that require reporting
Preparedness/Staff         • State when, to whom, and how an emergency situation should be
Empowerment                  reported
                           • State conditions which are reportable as emergencies
Epilepsy and Seizures      •   Understand the cause and effects of seizures
                           •   Understand the caregiver’s role in caring for a person with seizures
                           •   Review first aid for seizures
                           •   Recognize the importance of observation and accurate documentation of
                               seizures
Falls and Fracture         • Identify fall risk factors
Prevention                 • Identify the three parts of the fracture prevention triangle
                           • List factors to prevent falls and fractures
Falls Assessment and       •   Learn why falls prevention is important
Prevention                 •   Discuss why older people fall
                           •   Learn how the risk of falling can be reduced
                           •   Develop skills to support the consumer in managing their risk of falling
Fatty Liver Disease        •   Name two functions of the liver
                           •   Name two types of fatty liver disease
                           •   Identify two risk factors
                           •   Discuss treatment strategies
Feeding Tubes              • Explain the purpose of a feeding tube
                           • List advantages and disadvantages of bolus, gravity and pump feedings
                           • Explain basic care of feeding tubes
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome     • Define FASD and related disorders
(FASD)                     • Describe techniques used to work with FASD individuals
                           • Describe some major characteristics
Fibromyalgia               • Give the definition of fibromyalgia
                           • List some of the signs and symptoms
                           • Explain some of the treatments
Five Steps to              •   Learn to project a professional image
Professional Success*      •   Understand the rules and guidelines of your job
                           •   Know how to work within a team
                           •   Use customer service techniques for the best client/resident care

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                      Objectives
Foley Catheter Care       • Explain the proper procedure for skin care, emptying and changing the
                            drainage bag
                          • Explain the importance of following the proper procedure
                          • Identify the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)
                          • Identify when to call the doctor
Foodborne Illness         • Identify those at risk and signs and symptoms of foodborne illness
                          • Explain recommendations for food safety (clean, separate, cook, chill,
                            avoid)
Foot Care                 • List several foot problems
                          • Discuss ways to care for feet
                          • Name several things diabetics should do to care for their feet
Four Steps to Food        • Define food poisoning
Safety                    • State the four steps of food safety
Fragile X Syndrome        • Identify how Fragile X is transmitted
                          • Name several symptoms of Fragile X
                          • Identify the most accurate test for diagnosing Fragile X
Gallbladder Disease       • Define gallbladder disease
                          • List signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease
                          • Name several ways of treating this disease
Gastric Ulcers and        • Define gastric ulcers and diverticulitis
Diverticulitis            • Review the symptoms and treatments of both
Genetic Syndromes –       • Review components of genetics – DNA and chromosomes
Common                    • Describe abnormalities associated with specified genetic syndromes
                          • Discuss diagnosis and treatments
Genital Hygiene for the   • Identify some functions of the foreskin
Uncircumcised Male        • Describe abnormalities associated with specified genetic syndromes
                          • Describe signs and symptoms to observe for in cases of emergency
                            problems
GERD                      •   Define GERD
                          •   Identify signs and symptoms of GERD
                          •   List the various treatments available
                          •   List possible complications of GERD if left untreated
Getting Along with        •   Learn ways to build a peaceful work environment
Others                    •   Understand differences among staff members
                          •   Learn steps to handling interpersonal differences
                          •   Learn conflict resolution strategies
Glaucoma                  • Define glaucoma
                          • List current treatment options
Gout                      • Define gout
                          • List several symptoms of gout
                          • List several foods to cut from the diet when treating gout

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                         Objectives
Grief and Coping with        •   Define grief, bereavement and mourning
Death and Dying              •   Review the importance of support systems
                             •   Identify the stages of grief
                             •   Review the normal grief reaction
                             •   Explain the dying experience
                             •   Discuss methods of coping
Grief and Loss in            • Discuss the grieving process in the Developmentally Disabled population
Individuals with             • Describe behavioral and emotional changes that may occur in the
Developmental                  individuals
Disabilities – A Guide for   • Discuss caregiver coping skills
Caregivers
Guidelines for Safer         • Define the spine’s basic functions
Lifting                        Review safe lifting techniques
Head Lice                    • Describe the life cycle of a louse
                             • Describe “bug busting”
                             • Describe strategies to prevent further lice infestation
Health Effects of            • Explain why tobacco is harmful to the body
Cigarette Smoking            • Discuss the effects of second-hand smoke
                             • Name three health benefits of quitting smoking
Healthy Aging – the          • Examine a general overview of some normal changes that happen with
Normal Aging                   aging
                             • Discuss how to continue to provide care that is person-centered high
                               quality and focused on relationships
Healthy Aging for Older      • Identify some changes as we get older that affect the way we eat
Adults                       • List three essential nutrients
                             • List some low-fat foods
Healthy Dining Out           • Discuss several ways to order healthy choices from the menu at a
                               restaurant
                             • Identify ways to meet basic nutrition requirements while ordering fast
                               foods
Healthy Living               •   Explain why it matters what we eat or how well we sleep
                             •   Identify ways that exercise makes us healthier
                             •   Give reasons not to smoke
                             •   Name things that keep us healthier
                             •   Describe ways to reduce stress
Healthy Teeth                •   Discuss the importance of healthy teeth
                             •   Discuss unhealthy dental conditions
                             •   Discuss the importance of routine dental care
                             •   List the ways to keep your teeth healthy
Healthy Weight               • Explain what a healthy weight is
Awareness                    • Name three possible conditions that overweight or obese people are at
                               risk to develop
                             • Name four health benefits of physical activity
                             • List two examples of behavioral changes that can play a significant role
                               in weight management

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Staff Trainings
Title                                                     Objectives

Heart Health             •   Name three parts of the circulatory system
                         •   Explain the basic function of the heart
                         •   Learn different tests for the heart
                         •   Consider healthy lifestyle choices
Heat Illnesses and       • Define several different types of heat illnesses
Dehydration              • Define emergency care for heat stroke
                         • List several ways to prevent heat illnesses
Helicobacter Pylori      • Define H. Pylori
(H. Pylori)              • Identify illnesses that H. Pylori can cause or contribute to
                         • List diagnostic studies and treatment strategies
Hemorrhoids              • Define hemorrhoids
                         • Identify causes and symptoms of hemorrhoids
                         • State preventive measures and treatment options
Hepatitis B              • Review modes of transmission for Hepatitis B
                         • Describe diagnosis of Hepatitis B
                         • List methods of prevention and treatment
High Blood Pressure      •   Define hypertension (high blood pressure)
                         •   List causes of hypertension
                         •   List treatments for hypertension
                         •   State the importance of mediation compliance
Holiday Weight Gain      • Review strategies of healthy holiday eating without weight gain
                         • Discuss ways to cook lighter meals for the holidays
Home Oxygen Therapy      • Define what oxygen is
                         • Name medical conditions that may require home oxygen therapy
                         • List home oxygen safety tips
Home Safety              •   Understand the importance of home safety
                         •   Identify hazards in your home
                         •   Eliminate or minimize recognized hazards
                         •   Keep your home and your family safe and secure
Honoring Resident        • Identify the rights of residents under the law
Rights                   • Explore common violations of resident rights
                         • Learn effective techniques to safeguard resident rights
How We Describe          •   State the Importance of Good Documentation
Good Day/ Bad Day        •   Define Suitcase Words
                         •   Learn to objectively describe potential symptoms
                         •   Understand the role we play in the treatment team process
Human                    • Explain what Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV is
Immunodeficiency Virus   • State how HIV is transmitted
HIV                      • State how HIV is NOT transmitted
Huntington’s Disease     • Understand the symptoms, causes and treatment for Huntington’s
Awareness                  disease

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