A/E Online Courses >> Medical

« back to courses page
 
As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in dementia care specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to Cognition and Aging -Normal Cognition & Aging -Cognitive Fitness -Myths about Memory Loss Unit 2 Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders -Alzheimer’s Disease -“Pigs Disease?” - the Related Disorders -Younger Onset AD -Mixed Dementia Unit 3 Stages of Progressive Memory Loss -Assessment Tools -Reisberg Scales Unit 4 Family Caregivers: Issues and Action Steps -The Evolving Caregiver -Avoiding Role Reversal -Finance and Legal Issues -Special Issues: Driving, Household Management & Wandering -Red Flag Issues -Respite Unit 5 Options in Care -Community Services -When is more care needed? -LTC options Unit 6 Managing Moderate Dementia -Treating Symptoms -Changes in Communication -Psychological Issues: Emotions, Hallucinations & Delusions -Common Behavioral Manifestations -Total Engagement: Arts-based Interventions for Wellness -Humor and a Lighthearted Perspective Unit 7 Caring for People with Moderate to Severe Dementia -Anticipating and Assisting with Personal care needs -Hygiene Issues -Engagement in Living -Critical Care: Pain Management, Challenging Behaviors, and Safety Issues -Wellness through Person Centered Care Unit 8 With Love and Compassion: End of Life Issues -True Options: Advance Directives -Palliative Care and Hospice -Nutrition, Ambulation and End Stage NeedsRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

250025

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7

Tuition: $495.00

Location : Online

Instructor : Pamela Atwood 



View Details »
Sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” Lewy Body Dementia is now the second-most common cause of dementia. People who have LBD struggle to find good care because their symptoms are challenging, characterized by great fluctuations in alertness and complex behaviors. This course will help families and professionals understand the clinical indicators to seek appropriate diagnosis (and why that is important); common behavioral manifestations, strategies to manage them, and resources to support the patient and family. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to LBD -Symptoms, stages, and disease characteristics -Differential diagnosis -Services and supports Unit 2 Living with LBD -Depression, delirium, and dementia -Adapting to functional challenges -Rights and responsibilities for care planning Unit 3 Managing Behavioral Changes -Hallucinations, delusions, and resistance to care -Medications ehich help, medications which hurt -Advocating and making informed decisions Unit 4 Caring for the Caregiver -Stages of caregiving: from denial to advocate -Options for caregiver wellness -Legal, financial, and long term care planning -When more care is needed - helping the caregiver make the decision

250029

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7

Tuition: $145.00

Location : Online

Instructor : Pamela Atwood 



View Details »
Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Vocabulary -Colors, nationalities, professions -Alphabet -Vowels and Consonants -Months and Days of the Week -Numbers 1 - 31 -The verb to be, ‘ser’ Unit 2 The verb to have -Describe possessions -Describing feelings, pain or ailment -Verb to be: Estar -Location, position, and state of being -Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how Unit 3 Vocabulary: Parts of the body -Foods -Adjectives and Adverbs -Idiomatic Expressions -Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs -Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions Unit 4 Medical Terminology -Parts of the body -Symptoms and injuries -Medical emergencies -First aid -Medications -Common IllnessesRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

250028

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7

Tuition: $145.00

Location : Online

Instructor : Cristina Sempé 



View Details »