Friday, May 23, 2008

Proactive Approach

I ran into a very cool resource on the internet this morning. With all the talk about the need for better training for direct care workers, there are already self study articles available. If these were made mandatory for ALL people working with folks who have developmental disabilities (yes, that would include administrators, managers, etc.) I think we might see less violence and exploitation perpetrated. The name of the website is...

Nursing Assistant Resources On The Web

May 22nd, 2008

Resources for CNA’s For Learning

Two resources for CNA’s and other direct care workers for learning.
Self study articles from the state of Oregon’s Community Nursing Tools site; these are all in PDF:
Challenging behaviors - Part 1
Challenging behaviors - Part 2
Documentation guidelines
Fall prevention
Infection control
Medical terminology - Part 1
Medical terminology - Part 2
Medication safety
Pain management
Quality care - without restraints
Your body - changes through the years

And this, ABUSE PREVENTION TRAININGS, again, in PDF. Facilitators Guides for each module are available as well.
Module 1: Person-Centered Care
Module 2: Identifying Potential Signs of Abuse & Neglect
Module 3: Abuse and Neglect – Defining & Reporting
Module 4: Stress Triggers and Trigger Busters – Life Influences
Module 5: Stress Triggers and Trigger Busters – Job Challenges
Module 6: Stress Triggers and Trigger Busters – Client Behaviors
Module 7: Stress Trigger Signals
Module 8: Active Listening
Module 9: De-escalation – Conflict Resolution
Module 10: De-escalation – Client Behaviors
Module 11: When Abuse Happens
Module 12: Active Communication – Learning Circle

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