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Promoting Sleep in Long Term Care

Elderly woman sleeping peacefully on her side in a bed

The goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use interventions
and techniques to help long term care residents improve their sleep quality.

Intended Audience

nursing assistants and nurses at nursing homes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able
to:

  • Discuss normal changes in sleep for elderly residents and
    what is considered a sleep disturbance
  • Explain...
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Bathing Dementia Residents

Woman is scrubs with a towel over her arm, leaning in and talking to an elderly woman.

The goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use strategies and techniques to make bathing enjoyable for residents with dementia.

Intended Audience

Nursing assistants and nurses at nursing homes

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to aggressive behaviors during bathing for residents with dementia
  • Identify the components of the four...
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Core Unit 6: Documentation

Sheets of typed paper flying into a folder

There is 1 section in this course:

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is direct care professionals.

Learning Objectives:

Upon...

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Core Unit 5: Mobility Assistance and Worker Safety

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There are 2 sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Safe Patient Handling and DCPs
  • Section 2: Body Mechanics for Moving Objects

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

Intended...

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Core Unit 4: Infection Control

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There are 2 sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Factors that Increase the Risk of Infection
  • Section 2: Preventing the Spread of Infections

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

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Core Unit 3: Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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There are 2 sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Successful Communication in a Professional Manner
  • Section 2: Assistive Devices and Difficult Communication

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this...

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Core Unit 2: Person-Centered Approach

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There are 2 sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Principles of Person-Center Approach
  • Section 2: Implementation of Person-Centered Approach

There are learning activities, list of resources, and quiz at the end of each part of this unit. The learning activities will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

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Core Unit 1: Professionalism and the Direct Care Professionals

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There are four sections in this course:

The goal of the core-training curriculum is to provide basic foundational knowledge and introduction to the direct care profession. Individuals must complete the Core training before taking any additional courses in the Prepare to Care: Iowa’s Direct Care and Support Curriculum. This Core training curriculum has six units and this is the first unit of the Core curriculum. Unit 1 focuses on professionalism for direct care professionals....

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