Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Community Settings

    • Special Welcome and Why Be Glad You are Here...

    • Lesson A: The Philosophy and Role of Residential Services...

    • Lesson A-1: The Philosophy and Role of Residential Services (continued)

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

    • Lesson C: Model I: The Sickness Model

    • Lesson D: Model II: The Developmental Model

    • Lesson E: Flexibility, Choices and Change

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

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

    • Lesson H: Active Treatment

    • Lesson I: Documentation

    • Lesson J: Providing A Climate For Growth

    • Lesson K: Personal Care, Supervision and Protection

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

  • 2

    Chapter 2: The Daily Dynamics of Community Residential Settings

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

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

    • Lesson C: Limited English Proficiency

    • Lesson D: HIPAA Provisions

    • Lesson E: Corporate Compliance

    • Lesson F: Handling False Claims

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

    • Lesson H: Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving: Defined and Advantages

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Expectations, Stereotypes and Integration

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

    • Lesson B: What is Mental Health?

    • Lesson C: The Mentally Healthy

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

    • Lesson E: Documentation

    • Lesson F: Providing a Climate for Growth

    • Lesson G: Ethics of Touch

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

    • Lesson I: How Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Can Be Applied

  • 4

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

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

    • Lesson B: Reasons Abuse Often Occurs

    • Lesson C: Types & Definitions of Abuse

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

    • Lesson E: ***REVIEW QUESTIONS - Resident Protection Abuse and Neglect ***

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Disease Prevention: Infection Control

    • Lesson A: Definition

    • Lesson B: The Purpose

    • Lesson C: Infection Control in Hospitals

    • Lesson D: Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases

    • Lesson E: Problems of Antibiotic Resistance

    • Lesson F: Bioterrorism

    • Lesson G: Description

    • Lesson H: Key Terms

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

    • Lesson J: ***REVIEW QUESTIONS*** Disease Prevention: Infection Control

  • 6

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

    • Lesson A: Being Thorough & Accurate

    • Lesson B: Integrity of Documentation

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

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

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

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

    • Lesson G: ***REVIEW QUESTIONS*** Documentation Integrity

  • 7

    Chapter 7: Recipient/Resident Rights Training

    • Lesson A: The Legal Basis of Rights

    • Lesson B: 5 Main and Very Specific Rights

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

    • Lesson D: Confidentiality - An Introduction

    • Lesson E: Appropriate Times to Disclose

    • Lesson F: Abuse and Neglect

    • Lesson G: Investigating Rights Allegations

    • Lesson H: Rights and Responsibilities

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

  • 8

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

    • Lesson A: 3 Key Elements

    • Lesson B: Be Prepared for Emergencies

    • Lesson C: Your Role as a Teacher

    • Lesson D: Severe Weather

    • Lesson E: Safe Driving Techniques

    • Lesson F: Emergencies in the Home

    • Lesson G: Fire Safety and Training

    • Lesson H: Preparing for Fire Emergencies

    • Lesson I: Resources

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

  • 9

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

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

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

    • Lesson C: ***REVIEW QUESTIONS*** Appreciating the Differences in Others

  • 10

    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Restoring Your Resident’s Dignity

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

    • Lesson B: The Review, A Look at What We Have Accomplished

  • 11

    Chapter 11: Sanitary Kitchen Management that Prevents Disease

    • Lesson A: Introduction

    • Lesson B: Basic Steps to a Clean and Sanitary Kitchen and Food Handling Rules

    • Lesson C: Instructions for Using Chlorine Bleach

    • Lesson D: How To Intensely Clean a Kitchen

    • Lesson E: Sanitary Kitchen Tips for the Home Cook

    • ***REVIEW QUESTIONS*** Sanitary Kitchen Management that Prevents Disease

  • 12

    Chapter 12: Basic Medication Administration Principles

    • Lesson A: Introduction

    • Lesson B: Definition of "Meds" & How to Properly Administer Them

    • Lesson C: Variation of Handling Meds & Possible Misuse

    • Lesson D: Learning About Specific Medications

    • Lesson E: Protecting Yourself & the People You Serve When Administering Medications

    • Lesson F: Following the Correct System for Medication Administration

    • Lesson G: Basic Medication Administration & Proper Procedures That MUST be Followed

    • Lesson H: When Medications Should NOT be Given & Errors That May Occur

    • Lesson I: Major Routes, Dosage Forms, Storage & PRNs

    • Lesson J: Leave of Absence & Community Outings

    • Lesson K: Common Medication Abbreviations

    • Lesson L: Medication Labels & Documentation Basics

    • Lesson M: How to Use the Medication Record

    • Lesson N: Refusal of Medication

    • Lesson O: Damaged, Contaminated or Discontinued Medications

    • Lesson P: Medication Administration Education

    • Lesson Q: General Procedure for Administering Oral Medications

    • Lesson R: General Procedure for Administering Topical Medications

    • Lesson S: General Procedure for Administering Eye Drops

    • Lesson T: General Procedure for Administering Ear Drops

    • Lesson U: General Procedure for Administering Nose Drops or Spray

    • Lesson V: General Procedure for Administering Rectal Suppository Medications

    • Lesson W: General Procedure for Administering Vaginal Medications

    • Lesson X: The "5 Rights" of Passing Medications

    • Lesson Y: Michigan Medication Handling Guidelines in Adult Foster Care

    • Lesson Z: Michigan Home for the Aged — Medication Rules

    • ***REVIEW QUESTIONS*** Basic Medication Administration

  • 13

    Chapter 13: Person Centered Planning

    • Lesson A: Person Centered Planning Introduction

    • Lesson B: Major Objectives of This Material

    • Lesson C: Behavioral Characteristics Associated with Certain Diagnosis

    • Lesson D: A Case Study

    • Lesson E: How Everyone Benefits from the Person Centered Approach

    • Lesson F: Gentle Teaching and De-escalation

    • Lesson G: 4 Pillars of Gentle Teaching

    • Lesson H: 4 Tools of Gentle Teaching

    • Lesson I: The Section Review

  • 14

    Chapter 14: Nutrition and Food Service - Nutritional Protocol in Group Living

    • Lesson A: Introduction to Nutrition

    • Lesson B: Follow Dietary Guidelines

    • Lesson C: Bone up on Calcium and Fiber

    • Lesson D: Carbs, Salt and Sweets

    • Lesson E: Read Food Labels —How?

    • Lesson F: Keep a Resident Food Journal

    • Lesson G: Set Nutrition Oriented Goals

    • Lesson H: Small Changes in Nutrition Do Matter

    • Lesson I: Foods to Fight Disease and the Food Pyramid

    • Lesson J: Make Good Bacteria Your Friend

    • Lesson K: Serve Fatty Fish and Soy

    • Lesson L: The Vital Role of Water

    • Lesson M: Nutritional Review Section

  • 15

    Chapter 15: Advanced Health and Medications

    • Lesson A: The Introduction and Emergency Medication Administration Practices

    • Lesson B - The Endocrine System

    • Lesson C: The Nervous System

    • Lesson D: The Circulatory System

    • Lesson E: The Respiratory System

    • Lesson F: The Digestive System

    • Lesson G: The Musculoskeletal System

    • Lesson H: The Urinary System

    • Lesson I: The Integumentary System

    • Lesson J: Human Reproductive System

    • Lesson K: The Advanced Medication Review

  • 16

    Chapter 16: Behavior Management - Prompting, Reminding, Cueing, Observing and Guiding Residents

    • Lesson 16-A: Meal Preparation

    • Lesson 16-B: Laundry

    • Lesson 16-C: Routine, Seasonal, and Heavy Household Chores

    • Lesson 16-D: Activities of Daily Living

    • Lesson 16-E: Money Management

    • Lesson 16-F: Non-Medical Care: Not Requiring Nurse or Physician Intervention

    • Lesson 16-G: Socialization and Relationship Building

    • Lesson 16-H: Transport to Community Activities

    • Lesson 16-I: Participation in Community Activities

    • Lesson 16-J: Attendance at Medical Appointments

    • Lesson 16-K: Acquiring or Procuring Goods

    • Lesson 16-L: Preserving Health & Safety with Team Assistance

    • Lesson 16-M: Medication Administration

    • Lesson 16-N: Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 17

    Chapter 17: Varying Levels of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

    • Lesson 17-A: The Definition of Dementia and What is Sundowning?

    • Lesson 17-B: 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer's

    • Lesson 17-C: Improved Communication with the Alzheimer's Sufferer

    • Lesson 17-D: Preserving the Dignity of This Population

    • Lesson 17-E: Alzheimer's Review Section for Students

  • 18

    Chapter 18: Transportation Safety

    • Lesson 18-A: Credentialing Matters and Getting Them There...

    • Lesson 18-B: Give Passengers a Reason for Pride

    • Lesson 18-C: Giving Proper Attention to Important Driving Aspects

    • Lesson 18-D: Turning Corners

    • Lesson 18-E: Your View of Seatbelts and Tie Down Safety

    • Lesson 18-F: Use Lifts and Ramps Correctly

    • Lesson 18-G: Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 19

    Section 19: Safely Moving People

    • Section 19-A: Transfer and Ambulation Introduction and Objectives

    • Section 19-B: The Anatomy and Make-Up of the Physical Back

    • Section 19-C: How to Protect Your Back

    • Section 19-D: Meaningful Legislation About Back Injury

    • Section 19-E: Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 20

    Section 20: Due Process - Grievance and Appeals

    • Section 20-A: Respecting a Resident's Right to Voice a Grievance

    • Section 20-B: Understanding and Cooperating with Advance Directives

    • Section 20-C: Due Process and Appeals - Its Meaning and Protective Role

    • Section 20-D: Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 21

    Section 21: Crisis Prevention

    • Section 21-A: How Non-Violent is Defined

    • Section 21-B: Appropriate Responses: Bite Release

    • Section 21-C: Appropriate Responses: Being Grabbed in Private Areas

    • Section 21-D: Appropriate Responses: Hair Pulls

    • Section 21-E: Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 22

    Section 22 Part 1: Suicide Awareness

    • Section 22-A: The Ugly Reality of Self Murder

    • Section 22-B: Suicide by the Numbers

    • Section 22-C: The Warning Signs

    • Section 22-D: The Role of Person-Centeredness in Suicide Awareness

    • Section 22-E: How Can You Further Contribute to Prevention

    • Section 22-F: The Physical Plant and Prevention

  • 23

    Section 23 Part 2: Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Let's Take a Look Back...

    • Lesson 22-B Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

  • 24

    Section 24: Implicit Bias in Healthcare - Lessons in Avoiding and Eliminating It...

    • Lesson 24-A: What is Implicit Bias?

    • Lesson 24-B: How Does Bias Creep Into the Workplace?

    • Lesson 24-C: The Contributing Mindset

    • Lesson 24-D: Strategies for Recognizing Bias and Keeping it Out of Healthcare

    • Lesson 24-E: Section Review

  • 25

    Section 25: Special Dynamics of Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Lesson 25-A: The Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury and Major Causes

    • Lesson 25-B: How the Condition is Diagnosed

    • Lesson 25-C: Temporal Lobe Deficits and Cognitive Re-Training in Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Lesson 25-D: Common Behavioral Characteristics and Other Traits of TBI

    • Lesson 25-E: What Causes Mood Changes After TBI?

    • Lesson 25-F: The Issue of Anxiety

    • Lesson 25-G: Depression

    • Lesson 25-H: Addressing These Emotional Concerns

    • Lesson 25-I: The Road to Recovery and its Many Twists

    • Lesson 25-J: The Power of Self-Healing

    • Lesson 25-K: Special Clinical and Behavioral Interventions

    • Lesson 25-L: Course Review - A Look at What We Have Discussed

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    Section 26: Special Dynamics of Spinal Cord Injury, (SCI)

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

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

    • Lesson 26-C: Course REVIEW - A Look at What We Have Discussed