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Central PA (Geisinger) Aging and Developmental Disabilities After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: (1) describe the main changes that occur with aging; (2) differentiate natural aging with disease processes; (3) discuss factors that affect aging. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Alzheimer’s Disease After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define Alzheimer’s Disease. list signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s with developmental disabilities; identify care giving tips when working with Alzheimer’s clients; identify the three stages of Alzheimer’s. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Anger Management After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: name four signs of anger; name something that causes you to feel angry; name two things you can do to feel less angry. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Autism After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: describe symptoms of autism; identify disorders similar to autism; identify support plans for individuals with autism; state different treatment strategies when dealing with autism. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Benefits of Sleep After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: discuss that sleep is a basic human need; discuss the importance of sleep; learn to make sleep a priority. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Blood Borne Pathogens and Protecting Yourself with Standard Precautions After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: 1. state what a blood borne pathogen is; 2. name three common and dangerous blood borne pathogens; 3. define standard precautions; 4. list four ways to lessen the risk of becoming infected with a blood borne pathogen. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Bowel Management After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: describe what a normal bowel movement is; describe the normal functions of the colon (large intestine); identify contributing factors of constipation; list several types of food associated with a high fiber diet. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Caregiver Stress After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define caregiver stress; discuss how stress can affect a caregiver’s health; and identify ways to prevent caregiver stress. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Challenging Behaviors After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: identify causes of challenging behaviors; identify ways to manage challenging behaviors; discuss behavioral challenges. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Cold & Flu Prevention After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: state the difference between a cold and the flu; identify the symptoms of a cold and the flu; list things to do to prevent colds and the flu. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Commit to be Fit After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define fitness; state the three elements of fitness; state the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise; state the benefits of exercise and how to begin a fitness program; discuss the importance of successful goal setting. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) De-Escalation Skills After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: discuss factors that may cause challenging behaviors; explain four functions of behavior; list at least five effective communication skills and de-escalation techniques to prevent a behavioral crisis. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Depression After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define depression; review the signs and symptoms of depression; state available treatment options and ways to get help. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Diabetes After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: identify signs of Diabetes; list treatments for Diabetes; identify self care skills; recognize the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes; recognize the differences between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Down Syndrome After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: list several common traits of Down Syndrome; describe several medical tests involved in prenatal detection; identify several health complications associated with Down Syndrome. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Dysphagia After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: list the four stages of swallowing; recognize causes of Dysphagia; list strategies to promote safe eating; identify special examinations that are used in severe cases or where the cause in not known. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Effective Communication Skills After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: explain the four steps to productive health care meetings; discuss the importance of knowing the individual’s baseline and reporting any changes in their health and behaviors; review effective communication skills. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Epileptic Seizure Management After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define two main categories of seizures; cite the general care during a seizure; identify appropriate times to call the doctor. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Falls Prevention After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: list several risk factors; recognize environmental hazards; state possible consequences of falls. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) GERD After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: discuss the difference between acid reflux and GERD; list some lifestyle changes to help reduce the frequency of GERD symptoms; list some medications used to treat GERD. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: discuss the harmful effects of cigarette smoking on the body; discuss the harmful effects of second hand smoke; and identify the health benefits of quitting smoking. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Healthy Weight Awareness After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: give the reasons for weight management; list some causes for overweight and obesity; name the key factors to weight management; use the food pyramid. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Heat Illnesses After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define several different types of heat illnesses; define several ways to treat heat illnesses; list several ways to prevent heat illnesses. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) High Blood Pressure After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define high blood pressure; list causes of high blood pressure; list treatments for high blood pressure. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Hypothermia After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define hypothermia; list signs and symptoms of hypothermia; discuss treatment of hypothermia. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD); identify possible causes of ID/DD; list preventable risk factors of ID/DD. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Living Well with Asthma After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: 1) list several asthma triggers; 2) recognize asthma attack symptoms; 3) develop an asthma action plan. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Living Well with Heart Failure After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define heart failure;name possible causes of heart failure; and list examples of self care to manage heart failure. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Menopause After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: 1) define menopause; 2) list the three stages of menopause; 3) discuss tips and treatment options to deal with symptoms of menopause. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Metabolic Syndrome After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: discuss that metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition; discuss the signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome; learn how to treat or prevent metabolic syndrome. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Mood Disorders After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define mood disorder; recognize signs and symptoms of mania and depression; state useful treatment strategies for mania and depression; recognize clues of suicidal risks. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) MRSA After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define MRSA; protect themselves and other from infection; prevent the spread of MRSA. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) The Basics of Safe Lifting & Transfers After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define body mechanics; identify safe methods of lifting, transferring, and re-positioning people in need; discuss how to maintain a healthy back. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Sepsis After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: describe septic shock; understand the seriousness of sepsis; and identify common sepsis symptoms. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Stress Management After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define stress; list signs and symptoms of stress; explain ways to manage stress. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) The Role of the Caregiver After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: list the roles of the caregiver; understand what each of these roles involves; understand the ten standards for staff. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Understanding Osteoporosis After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define osteoporosis; identify ways to prevent osteoporosis; review methods to treat osteoporosis. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: explain what a urinary tract infection is; list several causes of UTIs; discuss common symptoms of a UTI. 0.5
Central PA (Geisinger) Allergy Awareness
After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to:
1. list common signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.
2. name common food allergens.
3. state symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis.
0.5