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Age-Specific Competencies in Long Term Care (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20180915-1.50-A37460-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Age-specific competencies are a measure of how well a healthcare worker is able to assess the different specific needs people have at different stages of life, and put into practice appropriate care measures. In the long term care setting these needs will primarily relate to older...
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Confidentiality: Who Needs to Know (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 2722017-0.50-14388-dl) (0.5 hr)

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Getting Ready for Terrorism: Preparing the Healthcare Community for Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 2722017-1.00-14389-dl) (1 hr)

COURSE INTRODUCTION To complete this course, you must do the following: Read the Needs Statement/Overview and Course Objectives. Study the Terminology. Study the Content Review. Complete the Learning Activities. Complete the Post Test. To receive Continuing Education credit for this course, complete...
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Aging and Advance Directives (NAB-NCERS Approval # 20190601-1-A45321-DL)

This course is designed to explain the changes that occur in the human body during the aging process. To complete the course, you must do the following: Read the Overview and Course Objectives. Study the Terminology. Study the Content. Complete the Learning Activity. Complete the Post Test with a score...
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Controlling Violence in Healthcare and Preventing Elder Abuse (NAB-NCERS Approval # 20190604-1-A45323-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION The threat of violence is an important safety issue in all healthcare settings, not just high stress emergency departments. Both staff and patients may be at risk. The elderly--whether receiving care in facilities or at home--are at risk not only for physical violence, but for other...
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The Confused Resident and Preventing Falls (NAB-NCERS Approval # 20190604-1-A45324-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Dementia is not the result of a normal process of aging. It is a serious disease. The loss of short-term memory and the confusion that often results from dementia can be frightening to the impaired resident - as well as upsetting to family members and friends. Dementia is also a key...
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Continuous Quality Improvement and Pressure Ulcer Care (NAB-NCERS Approval # 20190604-1-A45322-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a dynamic way of approaching the challenges of providing quality health care in the nursing home environment. A good example of its use is in the prevention and care of pressure ulcers where the CQI process is implicit in providing care. This...
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Resident Rights and Confidentiality (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190619-1-A45733-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION All residents have important rights that are protected under federal and state laws. These rights range from the freedom to make decisions about their own care to the freedom from unnecessary restraints and abuse, and the right to privacy. Maintaining the resident's right to privacy...
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Communications: The Process and Between Generations (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190619-1-A45734-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION In today's fast-paced health care setting, clear communication continues to be an important aspect of each person's workday. Because it is a very complex process, it is helpful to step out of the everyday environment to closely look at the communication process. Communication is a...
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Communication with Residents & Their Families (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42264-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION For newly admitted residents, adjusting to life in a nursing home is often difficult. Communicating in a warm and friendly manner can help ease a resident's sense of isolation. The foundation for good communication is trust. Residents who feel they can trust their caregivers are the...
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Pain Management (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42265-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Pain can lead to depression, loss of appetite or a decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living. In some cases, pain may even place a resident at a higher risk for injuries, accidents or falls. Pain and discomfort is a common experience among nursing home residents....
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Wandering & Elopement (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42266-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Wandering is a behavior commonly found among nursing home residents with dementia. Wandering is often a sign that a resident needs help. Open communication is a first step to finding an answer. Understanding what is causing a resident to wander places you in a better position to assist...
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Understanding Abuse & Neglect (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42268-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Frail health and mental impairments can leave a nursing home resident powerless against abusive behavior and neglect. Situations in which residents are physically or emotionally mistreated usually take place when a caregiver becomes angry or impatient, or tries to control a resident...
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Understanding & Caring for Residents with Depression (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42267-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Research shows that depression among nursing homes residents is under-recognized and undertreated. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a serious medical illness that "negatively affects the way a person thinks, feels and acts." Although depression is often...
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Dementia Care I, Mental Decline & Caregiving Challenges (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42269-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It is a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also...
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Dementia Care II, Physical Decline & Caregiving Challenges (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42278-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Dementia is a brain disorder involving the loss of memory and thinking abilities as well as physical functioning. As victims decline mentally, their ability to perform activities of daily living is also affected. The damage caused by dementia leads to a loss of brain tissue that cannot...
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Dementia Care III, Understanding & Managing Difficult Behavior (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42286-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Understanding what triggers a certain behavior in a resident with dementia will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior...
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Resident Rights (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42280-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for the person's safety and well-being. The facility is required by law to protect a resident's rights and provide quality care. To complete this course, you must do the following: - Read the Overview...
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Pressure Ulcer Prevention (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42282-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Pressure ulcers are among the most commonly cited survey deficiencies and are also one of the leading causes of nursing home litigation. In some states, jury awards against facilities that fail to prevent or treat pressure ulcers have exceeded tens of millions of dollars. However,...
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Nutrition & Hydration (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42281-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Federal regulations require that nursing homes provide appropriate nutritional care and do everything possible to prevent unplanned weight loss among residents. Failure to fulfill these requirements can result in survey deficiencies, fines, or legal action. A resident who does not...
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Caring for Residents with Dignity & Respect (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42284-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Frontline caregivers play an essential role in providing comfort and care to frail, elderly residents. Being treated with dignity and respect is a basic right of all residents. It is a right that is enforced by the state and federal government. Mistreating a resident can result in...
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Understanding Skin Breakdown (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42283-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION For a frail, elderly nursing home resident, skin breakdown may lead to illness and depression. If a pressure ulcer develops, it places the resident at a higher risk for infections, and in some cases it may be life threatening. To protect residents who are at risk for skin breakdown,...
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Fall Prevention (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190306-0.50-A42287-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Falls are among the leading causes of nursing home survey deficiencies, fines, and lawsuits. For a frail, elderly resident, a fall may result in bone fractures such as a broken hip or head injury. Along with physical injuries, falls can also have an emotional impact with the resident...
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Incontinence Care (w/Video) (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190303-0.50-A42279-DL)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Incontinence among residents is often the result of illness and some of the disabilities that can occur as an individual ages. A resident's ability to control bowel and bladder function can range from simply needing toileting assistance to having no control and being completely dependent...
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HIPAA - A Guide for Long Term Care Workers (NAB-NCERS Approval #: 20190227-0.50-A42168-DL)

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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