Self Care: Managing Everyday Professional and Personal Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

Cynthia Baker, LCSW, LSCSW, CSW Gerontology Clinical Provider and Regional Clinical Director for Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Cynthia Baker, LCSW, LSCSW, CSW-Gerontology has licenses to practice is psychotherapy for 17 years and Regional Clinical Director for Deer Oaks Behavioral Health. Cynthia is a behavioral health expert and often presents educational courses about behavioral health and long-term care culture change and person-centered care. Cynthia serves on the Missouri state arm of Pioneer Network’s MC5 Executive Board of Directors, the National Association of Social Work National Aging [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Partnerships Survey

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Culture of Safety Strategies – Partnerships Resources

Congratulations! You’ve completed the module and can now access the tools and resources available for this lesson. Feel free to download, review and share the information with your peers Download: Module 1 Transcript - Partnerships Download: The One Question Interview Download: Pieces of the Puzzle Download: CNA Case Study - Failure to Assess Download: QAPI Domestic Lean Goddess Download: Strategy 1 - Lead with Purpose Download: Strategy 2 - Recruit and Retain Quality Staff Download: Strategy 3 - Connect with Residents Download: Strategy 4 - Nourish Teamwork and Communication Download: [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Partnerships Post-Test

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Hand Washing Technique

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Conserving Personal Protective Equipment

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Activity Resources and Programming

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Voluntary Leave of Absence Waiver

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Dining Assistant Waiver

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Personal Care Assistant Waiver

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Q-Tip Podcast Series – Assistance Overview

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Module 3: Prevention

  Individual Files (Right-Click Save-As to download) Module 3 Prevention Presentation (.pdf) Module 3 Satisfaction Survey (.pdf) Module 3 Syllabus (.pdf) Module 3 Answer Key (.pdf) Module 3 Pre and Post Test (.pdf)

Module 2: Person Centered Care

  Individual Files (Right-Click Save-As to download) Gerontology Sensitivity Kit Instructions (.pdf) Learning Circle Keane (.pdf) Module 2 Person-Centered Care (.pdf) Module 2 Key (.pdf) Module 2 Pre and Post Test (.pdf) Strategy 6 Compassionate Clinical Care (.pdf) What is Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet (.pdf) Change Bundle Antipsychotic Meds (.pdf) Module 2 Resource Links (.pdf) Strategy 3 Connect with Residents (.pdf) Module 2 Satisfaction Survey (.pdf) Module 2 Syllabus (.pdf)

Part 1: Tracking C. diff

Learn how tracking C. diff in NHSN can help with consistency and benchmarking for your IPCP. Review how to identify C. diff, how to accurately report it, and how to enter data into NHSN. Angela will share a helpful diarrhea algorithm and the Bristol Stool Scale. She will also cover hand washing, antibiotic stewardship and appropriate testing.   Downloadable Content Powerpoint Presentation (.pdf) Transcript (.pdf)

Module 1: Partnerships

Survey and certification process Resident’s rights and family engagement How the Eden Alternative Domains of Wellbeing tie back to resident’s rights Quality Assurance Performance Improvement concepts like effective teamwork, leadership Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques like “the 5 Whys”   [ld_video]   Download: Module 1 Transcript - Partnerships Download: The One Question Interview Download: Pieces of the Puzzle Download: CNA Case Study - Failure to Assess Download: QAPI Domestic Lean Goddess Download: Strategy 1 - Lead with Purpose Download: Strategy 2 - Recruit and Retain Quality Staff Download: Strategy [...]

Enhancing Patient Engagement

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Principles of Non-Pharmacologic Management and the Formulation of Behavioral Care Plans

Handouts/Related Materials Download: Transcript (.docx) Download: Session 4 PPT Slides (.pdf) Download: IA-ADAPT: Non-Drug Pocket Guide (.pdf) Download: Worksheet to Document Behavioral Disturbances (Frequency, Duration, Intensity) (.pdf) Download: Example of Completed Worksheet Documenting Behavioral Disturbance (.pdf) Download: Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools (.pdf) Download: Cohen-Mansfield Review of Non-Pharmacological Approaches (.pdf) Website: Nursing Home Toolkit

Feeding Assistant Training – Importance of Resident Rights (Session 8)

Nursing home residents have rights just like any other person. This training session examines how critical resident rights are. You will learn to: Explain the key provisions of the Resident Rights Agreement Define abuse and neglect Report abuse or neglect Identify a Feeding Assistant’s role in maintaining resident rights   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Importance of Resident Rights Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Importance of Resident Rights Presentation (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Safety & Emergency Procedures (Session 7)

There are many emergency situations that can arise during feeding sessions in nursing homes. This training session examines feeding safety concerns and infection control procedures. You will learn to: Review environmental hazards and resident emergencies Illustrate basic principles in responding to emergency situations Identify risks and signs of choking Take the proper steps when a resident is choking   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Safety & Emergency Procedures Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Safety & Emergency Procedures Presentation (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Dysphagia and Aspiration (Session 6)

Successful feeding in nursing homes can be a challenge. This training session examines the barriers posed by dysphagia and aspiration. You will learn to: Define dysphagia and identify the symptoms Define aspiration and identify the symptoms Describe changes in resident behavior that should be reported Identify which staff member should receive reports Report with the INTERACT tool and other reporting tools   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Dysphagia & Aspiration Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Dysphagia & Aspiration Presentation (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Difficult Behaviors (Session 5)

Difficult and challenging behaviors can hinder successful feeding in nursing homes. This training session examines ways to address and overcome these behaviors. Overview of difficult behaviors Examples of challenging behaviors Context, causes and consequences How to appropriately respond to difficult behaviors Discuss specific situations feeding assistants may face   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Difficult Behaviors Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Difficult Behaviors Presentation (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Communication (Session 4)

Communication is critical for successful feeding in nursing homes. This training session examines five key elements for effective communication: Highlight the importance of good communication Discuss the different ways staff and residents communicate (verbal v. non-verbal) Provide specific strategies for communicating with residents with sensory impairments Explain how dementia influences communication FOCUS philosophy for communicating   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Communication Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Communication Presentation (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Feeding Techniques (Session 3)

Mealtime is a routine event that everyone does each day. But for many patients, mealtime is a reminder that they need help to achieve the simple task. This training session examines four key elements for feeding assistance: A review of features for a positive dining environment A demonstration of proper resident and staff positioning for feeding assistance Illustrate the various types of assistance An explanation of specific feeding techniques   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Feeding techniques (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Feeding Techniques (.pdf)

Feeding Assistant Training – Diet Types (Session 2)

Good nutrition is essential for a person to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. During this session, experts discuss the various types of diets and adaptive equipment used for patient care. Topics include: Nutrition Importance, Risk Factors and Outcomes How to identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration Types of diets Adaptive equipment   Presenters: Heidi J Silver, PhD, RD Research Associate Professor of Medicine Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition Vanderbilt University Medical Center   Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Diet Types Transcript (.docx) Download: Feeding Assistant Training - Diet [...]

Feeding Assistant Training – Intro to Feeding (Session 1)

During this training session, take an in-depth look at the Feeding Assistant Regulation and Training to discover: Why is good nutrition important for older adults What are some of the warning signs of dehydration and malnutrition What are the risk factors for poor food and fluid intake What is the role of a trained Dining Assistant   Presenters: Sandra F. Simmons, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging Vanderbilt University Medical Center