NURS 5006A – Medication Procedures, Effects and Precautions (7 hours)
Training objectives include: Definition and supervision of self-administration storage of medications, labeling, administering medications, record keeping, definition of common medication terms, purpose of various medications, side effects of medication, contraindications, proper use of OTC drugs, universal precautions regarding medication.
NURS 5006B - Personal Care, Personal Hygiene (9 hours)
Activities of daily living: hydration, ambulating, transferring, toileting, bladder & bowel management, personal hygiene, proper turning; instrumental activities of daily living: laundry, shopping, transportation, finances, use a telephone, appointments, etc.; communication; diseases & accident prevention.
NURS 5006C - Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation (7 hours)
Highlights the need to regularly offer food and water, monitor food and water intake, dishwashing, dietary allowances, portions, food choices, balanced menu, special diets preparing special diets, weight and appetite loss, purchasing food, food handlers, food storage, protection from contamination, expiration dates, proper refrigeration, cooking and defrosting, and cleaning & disinfecting.
NURS 5006D – Personal Care Home Writing Assessments (5 hours)
Completing pre-screenings, assessment process, implementing support plans, how support plans are developed, developing goals for residents-focus on independence, involving residents and families/responsible parties in the planning.
NURS 5006E – Recreation (4 hours)
Accessing available community recreational services, planning & organizing activities, recognizing recreational safety hazards, opportunities for residents to give back, getting residents involved in life, recognizing the need for and developing programs for individuals with special needs, encouraging residents to participate, group activities and individual needs.
NURS 5006F - Cultural Competence (3 hours)
Understanding and valuing cultural language and ethnic differences and beliefs language access requirements, teaching staff about diversity, understanding family dynamics, and the ability to design a diversity training program for facility staff.
NURS 5006G – Gerontology (6 hours)
Understanding geriatric needs, normal adult development and aging, aging in place, suicide, substance abuse in older adults, appropriate sexual behavior, death/dying, end-of-life issues, age discrimination, elder care payment restitution act, characteristics and symptoms of depression & loneliness, awareness of special needs and accommodations that allow us to live a healthy lifestyle.
NURS 5006H - Care for Residents with Mental Illness (9 hours)
Understanding mental illness, interpreting and addressing challenging behavior therapies available, de-escalation techniques, non-violent intervention techniques, appropriate sexual behavior, understanding recovery principles, care for individuals with substance abuse, forensic issues, and sex offenders, creating a therapeutic environment, commitment procedures, medications and mental health, behavior modifications, conflict resolution, and signs/symptoms and consequences of depression.
NURS 5006I - Care for Residents with Special Needs (8 hours)
Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs - Understanding the stages of dementia, needs for each stage, behaviors associated with each stage, Alzheimer’s disease, recognizing dementia, interpreting and addressing challenging behaviors, other special needs including individual s with brain injury, mobility needs, dementia, dual diagnosis, who have forensic issues, who are blind, deaf, and who are sex offenders, conflict resolution and validation.
NURS 5006J - Care for Residents with Intellectual Disabilities (2 hours)
Care for Residents with Intellectual Disabilities- Interpreting and addressing challenging behaviors, self-determination/choice, basic understanding mental disabilities, conflict resolution, appropriate sexual behavior.
NURS 5006K - Abuse and Neglect Prevention (6 hours)
Signs of abuse, abuse prevention, reporting abuse, steps to take if abuse is alleged, resident to resident abuse, financial exploitation, prohibition of the use of restraints, anger management, signs of self-neglect/abuse, positive interventions.
NURS 5006L - Resident-Home Contracts (2 hours)
What is included, developing and implementing contracts, regulations regarding resident funds, responsibility regarding third party payers, house rules, involving residents in developing house rules, personal needs allowance, and discharge
NURS 5006M - Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (4 hours)
Fire development, sprinkler system, evacuation procedures, blocked/locked exit fire drills, demographics of fire deaths, fire prevention, fire extinguisher use, disaster planning, continuity of services in disaster planning, coping with short-term internal disasters, arrangements with other facilities, workplace violence and terror threats.
NURS 5006N - Community Resources & Social Services (4 hours)
Community Resources, Social Services and Activities in the Community - Community programs, securing healthcare, managing healthcare, working with families, assistive technology, legal issues, working with families, local transportation, religious connections, including the use of resources in assessments and support plans, services available.
NURS 5006O - Staff supervision and staff person training including developing orientation and training guidelines for staff (8 hours)
Staff retention, motivation, training techniques, leadership, how to determine staffing based on resident needs, stress management, evaluation, qualification and hiring, communication with staff, developing & conducting direct care staff orientation, human resource practices, developing & implementing a staff training plan, maintaining training verification documentation, offering applicable training and continuing education.
NURS 5006P - Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping and Resident Records (4 hours)
General business practices including requirements regarding employee issues, record keeping (financial and resident records), documentation, auditing, accountability, privacy, handling resident accounts, complaint and unusual incident reports: tracking trends, investigation and follow-up.
NURS 5006Q - Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Personal Care Home in Pennsylvania (2 hours)
Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Continuing Care Providers Regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (relating to labor laws).
NURS 5006R - Personal Care Home Resident Rights (3 hours)
Healthcare ethics, notification of rights, assuring rights are upheld, concept that is "home" for residents, home rules, dignity and respect, role of the ombudsman, discharge and transfer rights, awareness of state and federal laws regarding rights, communication techniques, empathy, caring & sensitivity training and complaint procedures.
NURS 5006S - Certification in CPR and obstructed airway techniques and training in first aid (7 hours)
Adult CPR including obstructed airway technique, first aid including the automatic external defibrillator (AED) module