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Philadelphia (PCHC) Bed Bugs This training will provide a brief history of the public health concern surrounding selected infestations, physical description and behaviors of bed bugs, description of the affects to humans from bedbugs, how to recognize possible infestations, how infestations take place, treatment options most likely to happen and prevention techniques to eliminate and minimize repeat episodes 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Challenging Behaviors Participants of this training will be able to define challenging behaviors, identify factors that trigger challenging behaviors, recognize warning signs that signal challenging behaviors, identify components of a behavior plan, increase positive communication and utilize strategies to maintain a positive environment and prevent challenging behaviors 1.5
Philadelphia (PCHC) Communicating with the Psychiatrist This training discusses communication with the psychiatrist. The areas that will be covered in this training are, how do you talk with the psychiatrist about your individual? What is the difference between a behavior and a target symptom? What information about the individual should you give the psychiatrist? What does the psychiatrist owe the team and the individual? What is the relationship between target symptoms, diagnosis and treatment? 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Constipation This training will help you understand the term “constipation” and some signs or symptoms of constipation, help you understand some causes of constipation, introduce tips on how to prevent constipation, help you understand the importance of monitoring, help you understand that constipation can cause other health problems. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Diabetes This training is designed to help people understand the types of diabetes, possible causes, risk factors and management of the disease. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Dysphagia This training will help you understand the term “dysphagia”, explain the normal swallowing process, identify some causes of dysphagia and associated risk factors, help you recognize signs and symptoms of dysphagia and what to do if you see these signs and introduce you to tips for mealtime safety. 1.5
Philadelphia (PCHC) End of Life This training will help you recognize physical changes when someone with an end-stage condition is dying, understand why these physical changes occur, and integrate this information into an individualized plan for support. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Emergency Preparedness This training will help you increase your awareness of possible emergencies, learn what items should be in an emergency kit, learn how to develop an effective emergency plan, and highlight creative ways to stay connected in the event of an emergency. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Getting a Wheelchair This course will provide clear strategies to obtain a wheelchair and how to take care of it after it arrives. 0.5
Philadelphia (PCHC) Health Promotion in the Aging Population- Part I This web training is a series of presentations about aging and health promotion for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). This first training, in the series, is intended to help you to understand the concept of aging, provide you with an understanding of important issues people with I/DD face with aging and introduce other topics in the aging training series which will review health promotion for specific body systems throughout the aging process. It is recommended that you complete the first training before completing any other training in this aging series. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Health Promotion in the Aging Population – Part II – An Overview of the Gastrointestinal system This training will provide an overview of the gastrointestinal (GI) system, help you to understand the changes associated with aging and the GI system, and provide information on common GI health issues in older people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Health Promotion in the Aging Population – Part III – The Integumentary Stystem this training will provide an overview of the integumentary system (skin, hair, and nails), information on the changes that happen with aging and the integumentary system, and inform on common integumentary health issues in oder people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Health Promotion in the Aging Population – Part IV – The Musculoskeletal System This training will provide an overview of the Musculoskeletal System, an overview of common health issues within the Musculoskeletal System for people with I/DD who are aging, and information on the treatment and support of these common health issues. 1.5
Philadelphia (PCHC) Hospitalization Admission & Planning This training will help you learn effective ways to support an individual who is hospitalized and understand the elements of an effective discharge plan. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Insurance 101 In this session we will review the following types of insurance: Private insurance, Medicare and Medical Assistance as well as the eligibility requirements for each type of insurance. We also hope to help you better understand the coverage within the insurance system, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services dual eligibility classifications and explain how a letter of medical necessity is written. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Men’s Health This training will focus on Men’s Physical Health and will help you understand the normal male anatomy, male hormone – testosterone, what happens as men age – Andropause, additional Men’s Health Concerns and Health promotion/disease prevention. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) This training will identify the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, common Obsessive-Compulsive disorder typologies, and various treatments and supports for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Oral Hygiene This training will help you recognize signs of poor oral hygiene, introduce healthy oral hygiene strategies, provide tips for preventing tooth decay, help you learn about different stages of gum disease and help you plan for dental visits. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Prader-Willis Syndrome This training will help you to understand Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), identify common characteristics of the syndrome, understand how PWS impacts a person’s life & increase your knowledge on current management and treatments in order to best support a person diagnosed with PWS 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Psychotropic Medications This training will expose the participants to various types of psychotropic medications and some of the possible behavioral health conditions for which these medications are commonly prescribed. The concept of target symptoms leading to a behavioral health diagnosis and matching medication being prescribed will be discussed as well. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Skin Health: Preventing Pressure Wounds This training will help you learn the basics of healthy skin, what affects can possibly harm the skin, and methods for preventing skin breakdown and promoting skin health 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Stress Management The objectives of this training are to understand the causes of stress and its effects on the body systems, provide information to help cope with stress and reduce its effects on your life and lives of individuals, and learn to incorporate stress reduction techniques into your life and the daily lives of people with developmental disabilities. 1.5
Philadelphia (PCHC) Team Review Form This training presents the history of the development of the Team Review Form, what it is used for, and a step-by-step overview of how to fill it out and how it can be used as a tool to enhance team communication. 2
Philadelphia (PCHC) Travel Safety The objectives of this ttraining are to promote health and safety while traveling, help you identify barriers to safe traveling and ways to overcome them, discover tools and tips when traveling with a disability, and learn how to protect themselves and others when traveling and during emergencies. 1
Philadelphia (PCHC) Understanding Aggression in Individual’s With Dual-Diagnosis This training will discuss the clinical and systemic definitions of aggression in the IDD system as well as discuss why individuals utilize aggression, what situations instigate aggressive acts and how to prevent aggressive behaviors. 2
Philadelphia (PCHC) Understanding Behavior as Communication This training will provide a better understanding of behavior and the possibilities for communication that behavior offers, and how to determine the difference between a target symptom of a mental illness and other types of behavior 1