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 Administering Ear, Eye & Nose Medication for Patient Care Assistants
Course Hours: .5
$20.00

When working with patients daily, patient care assistants often help with administering medications. Eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, and nasal sprays are routinely prescribed to treat a wide variety of head-related infections and conditions, and patients may need assistance to administer these medications correctly. This course discusses the proper way to administer each of these products as... more

 Americans with Disabilities Act for Patient Care Assistants
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

All patient care assistants should be familiar with the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts their daily work with patients. This course presents key information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed by Congress in 1990. ADA has far-reaching implications for anyone working with individuals with disabilities as well as the impact on the larger... more

 Communicating with the Elderly for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communication is a basic need for everyone, and it can be particularly important when working with patients. When patient care assistants effectively communicate with their patients, it helps to reduce isolation and can improve their sense of wellbeing and treatment outcomes. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective communication. Paying attention... more

 Critical Incident Reporting for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

To improve patient outcomes, healthcare organizations have implemented quality improvement measures to increase care coordination, patient safety, and preventive services. Despite these efforts to improve patient experiences, critical incidents continue to be a significant occurrence in the medical field. Patient care assistants are involved in recognizing and reporting critical incidents that... more

 Elder Abuse and Neglect for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

For any patient care assistant working with older adults, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of abuse and how to respond when abuse is suspected or known. The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem that can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victims and those working with them. This course discusses the signs and symptoms of elder... more

 PTSD: A Practical Overview for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Trauma experiences and PTSD can impact how patients receive treatment as well as how patient care assistants are able to provide care. This course presents an overall picture of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Terminology and related concepts are discussed using real-world scenarios and case studies. The categories of symptoms are described as well as their potential impact... more

Abuse: An Overview for Patient Care Assistants
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

It is important for everyone to be aware of abuse in society, but it is particularly important for patient care assistants to know both the symptoms and risk factors for abuse when working with patients. Abuse implies the intention, maltreatment, and the violation of the rights of an individual by another. Abuse is often thought of occurring just within families, but it also occurs in the... more

Adult Ambulation and Mobility for Patient Care Assistants
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Many patients experience challenges with their mobility following a prolonged illness or injury and become frustrated. Mobility and ambulation are important to overall health and recovery from illness and injury. Patient care assistants play a key role in lifting, moving, and supporting individuals with limited mobility so that daily routines can be maintained and basic needs met. This course... more

Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction for Patient Care Assistants
Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Everyone has experienced anxiety and has some familiarity with the associated feelings. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress that arises in life and serves to alert us when something is dangerous and can help prepare us to respond to situations. Anxiety is different from fear in that it focuses on the anticipation of a threat at some point in the future and might be quite general in its... more

Bullying in Healthcare for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Bullying can happen between individuals known to each other in the workplace as well as between patients and healthcare providers. Any repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intended to intimidate, harass, degrade, or offend one or more persons is bullying. When it occurs in an organizational setting, bullying has a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of... more

Client-Patient Grievances for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

There are a number of reasons for poor treatment outcomes. Sometimes, poor outcomes are because patients do not comply with treatment guidelines, but there are occasions when poor treatment outcomes result from something done by medical professionals overseeing treatment. Patients may view those treatment failures as a grievance against the healthcare provider. Grievances are written... more

Client-Patient Rights for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Client and patient rights are important to know and understand for every patient care assistant in order to uphold privacy when working directly or indirectly with patients. Client-patient rights have changed from when they first became a part of medical and research programs and continue to evolve as the healthcare industry changes. While there are differences in patient rights across states... more

Communicating with the Hearing Impaired for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communication is a necessary skill and the foundation for all of our social interactions, but it can become challenging when an individual has hearing impairment or loss. Effective communication with patients helps patient care assistants to help them feel less isolated and have an improved sense of wellbeing. Paying attention to another’s communication needs is one of the most important... more

Effective Communication Among Caregivers for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Patient care assistants need to communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds. When they can effectively communicate with their patients, it helps them feel less isolation and can improve their sense of wellbeing and treatment outcomes. Paying attention to the communication needs of patients is one of the most important duties of a patient care assistant. This course discusses... more

End of Life Care for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Terminal illness can present a myriad of needs to be addressed in order to ensure that the person approaching end of life receives the best care to ensure the best quality of life in their remaining days. Patient care assistants are often directly involved with making sure that individuals facing the end of life receive what they need and receive appropriate care. In addition to the person at... more

Handling Aggressive Residents and Patients with Dementia for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

When a patient becomes upset, makes demands, shouts, uses foul language, or threatens others, they are exhibiting aggressive physical behavior. These behaviors are not only disruptive, but they can also be harmful to healthcare workers, family members, and other patients. Patient care assistants often interact with patients who exhibit aggressive behaviors due to a variety of reasons. This... more

Hepatitis B Virus for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Patient care assistants work directly with patients and have an increased risk being exposed to human blood at some point during their work with individuals. Sometimes this blood is infected with bloodborne pathogens such as the hepatitis B virus, posing a health risk for healthcare professionals. This course discusses the risks that the hepatitis B virus poses to individuals as well as how... more

HIPAA: An Introduction for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Patient care assistants work directly with patients and are often responsible for handling private patient information. HIPAA is one of the primary pieces of legislation that considers how private medical information is protected throughout a patient’s treatment. This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA),... more

HIV & AIDS: Prevention for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Patient care assistants have an increased risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens in their daily work with patients. These bloodborne pathogens include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures can occur through needlesticks or cuts from other sharp instruments contaminated with an infected patient's blood as well as... more

Palliative Care: An Introduction for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Palliative care is an important care method for patient care assistants to know. Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. While often confused with hospice care, palliative care provides different benefits to patients and can also be utilized in more medical situations. This course discusses palliative care practice, how it differs from... more

Patient Wellness for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

A philosophy of wellness establishes a lifestyle to help people become more satisfied, productive, and happy by making conscious choices in order to live a more satisfying lifestyle. Due to the diversity of definitions of wellness, this approach has been used to address a variety of social, medical and biological illness such as substance abuse, mental illness, pain management, disease,... more

Preventing Falls for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Falls and resulting injuries are frequent in settings where patient care assistants work. In fact, falls with serious injuries are among the top events reported in medical settings. Every year in the United Sates, hundreds of thousands of patients fall while in a hospital setting with approximately half of falls resulting in injury. Patient falls are preventable. With the right assessment,... more

Schizophrenia for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1% of Americans. While not seen in a large percentage of the population, it is important for patient care assistants to understand the symptoms and signs of this disorder in order to provide effective treatment with patients with schizophrenia. This course discusses the common symptoms of schizophrenia,... more

Suicide Prevention for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Suicide rates have risen in recent years, increasing the need for effective suicide prevention and for patient care assistants to be aware of the signs and symptoms when working with at risk individuals. There are multiple programs found to be successful with the prevention of suicidal behaviors as well as intervention techniques to respond to suicide attempts, with ongoing research to... more

Understanding Grief for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Grief and loss are topics many healthcare providers shy away from, but it is important for patient care assistants to know how to discuss these with patients in order to provide effective treatment. Everyone has experienced a loss, and most of us are familiar with what it is like to either personally grieve or witness someone we care about grieving. This course discusses the differences... more

Using an Epipen for Patient Care Assistants
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

Anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, is a serious allergic reaction that can onset rapidly and may cause death if not immediately treated. People prone to anaphylaxis are typically prescribed an epinephrine autoinjector, like the EpiPen; an immediate injection can be the difference between life and death. Patient care assistants are likely to deal with patients with severe allergies... more