COURSE CURRICULUM

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    Intro Section 1: The Primary Role of a Direct Care Worker - Personal Services Attendant

    • Intro Section 1 Dialogue - Direct Care Worker Primary Role

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    Intro Section 3: "Professionals, Take an Interest"

    • Intro Section 3 Dialogue: Professionals Take an Interest

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    Intro Sections 4 and 5: Key Principles of Nursing at Care First - Including Trach Maintenance

    • Intro Section 4 Dialogue: Principles of Nursing at Care First

    • Intro Lesson 5: Nursing - Key Elements of Tracheostomy Care

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    Chapter 1: Introduction to Community Settings

    • Lesson 1-A Part 1: The Philosophy and Role of Residential Services

    • Lesson 1-A Part 2: The Philosophy and Role of Residential Services

    • Lesson 1-B: How Values, Attitudes & Beliefs Influence Services

    • Lesson 1-C: Model I: The Sickness Model

    • Lesson 1-D: Model II: The Developmental Model

    • Lesson 1-E: Flexibility, Choices and Change

    • Lesson 1-F: What are Mental Disorders & Developmental Disabilities?

    • Lesson 1-G: The I-Team & The Plan of Service

    • Lesson 1-H: Active Treatment

    • Lesson 1-I: Documentation

    • Lesson 1-K: Personal Care, Supervision and Protection

    • Lesson 1-L: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Chapter 2: The Daily Dynamics of Community Residential Settings

    • Lesson 2-A: Life in the House - A Specialized Approach

    • Lesson 2-B: Basic Interventions for Addressing a Resident's Health Concerns

    • Lesson 2-C: Limited English Proficiency

    • Lesson 2-D: HIPAA Provisions

    • Lesson 2-E: Corporate Compliance

    • Lesson 2-F: Handling False Claims

    • Lesson 2-G: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Chapter 3: Expectations, Stereotypes and Integration

    • Lesson 3-A: The Power of Your Mind and Thinking Patterns

    • Lesson 3-B: What is Mental Health?

    • Lesson 3-C: The Mentally Healthy

    • Lesson 3-D: Defining Mental Health Services Including Defining a Recipient

    • Lesson 3-G: Ethics of Touch

    • Lesson 3-H: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Chapter 4: Resident Protection: Abuse and Neglect and Abuse Reporting

    • Lesson 4-A: Recognizing and Responding to Reports of Abuse and Neglect — Introduction

    • Lesson 4-B: Reasons Abuse Often Occurs

    • Lesson 4-C: Types & Definitions of Abuse

    • Lesson 4-D: Prohibited Practices in the Adult Foster Care Environment

    • Lesson 4-E: Chapter Review - Resident Protection Abuse and Neglect

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    Chapter 5: Disease Prevention: Infection Control

    • Lesson 5-A: Infection Control Definition

    • Lesson 5-B: The Purpose

    • Lesson 5-C: Infection Control in Hospitals

    • Lesson 5-D: Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases

    • Lesson 5-E: Problems of Antibiotic Resistance

    • Lesson 5-F: Bioterrorism

    • Lesson 5-G: Important Precautions

    • Lesson 5-H: Key Terms

    • Lesson 5-I: Reminder and COVID-19 Update (2020)

    • Lesson 5-J: Chapter Review - Disease Prevention: Infection Control

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    Chapter 6: Documentation Integrity: Reporting Requirements in Adult Foster Care

    • Lesson 6-A: Being Thorough & Accurate

    • Lesson 6-B: Integrity of Documentation

    • Lesson 6-C: Key Ingredients to Ensure the Integrity of Documentation in Areas of Care

    • Lesson 6-D: Key Ingredients to Ensure Integrity of Documentation in Business Operation

    • Lesson 6-E: Complete Rule Review for In-Home Reporting — Michigan

    • Lesson 6-F: Office of Child & Adult Licensing Field Offices

    • Lesson 6-G: Chapter Review - Documentation Integrity

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    Chapter 7: Recipient Rights Training

    • Lesson 7-A: The Legal Basis of Rights

    • Lesson 7-B: 5 Main and Very Specific Rights

    • Lesson 7-C: Other Rights Mental Health Participants Are Entitled To...

    • Lesson 7-D: Confidentiality — An Introduction

    • Lesson 7-E: Appropriate Times to Disclose

    • Lesson 7-F: Abuse and Neglect

    • Lesson 7-G: Investigating Rights Allegations

    • Lesson 7-H: Rights and Responsibilities

    • Lesson 7-I: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Chapter 8: Environmental Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing and Responding: Managing: Fire Safety, Extreme Weather, Utility Outage, Gas Leaks and Explosions

    • Lesson 8-A: 3 Key Elements

    • Lesson 8-B: Be Prepared for Emergencies

    • Lesson 8-C: Your Role as a Teacher

    • Lesson 8-D: Severe Weather

    • Lesson 8-E: Safe Driving Techniques

    • Lesson 8-I: Resources

    • Lesson 8-J: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Chapter 9: Appreciating the Differences in Others - Culture & Diversity

    • Lesson 9-A: Culture & Diversity: The Reality of Our World

    • Lesson 9-B: Helpful Items to Help You Get Along With & Appreciate the Differences in Others

    • Lesson 9-C: Chapter Review - Appreciating the Differences in Others

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    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Restoring Your Resident’s Dignity

    • Lesson 10-A: Valuable Lessons to Keep Someone's Spirits Lifted: A Special Section Written by our Publication Editor

    • Lesson 10-B: Chapter Review - A Look at What We Have Accomplished

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    Chapter 11: Sanitary Kitchen Management that Prevents Disease

    • Lesson 11-F: Chapter Review - Sanitary Kitchen Management that Prevents Disease

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    Chapter 26: Special Dynamics of Spinal Cord Injury, (SCI) - Available 11-30-2022

    • Lesson 26-A: What is the Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Injury, (SCI)

    • Lesson 26-B: Caring for Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury