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Nursing


Nursing Assistant Skills Training For Caregiving



"I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU" - PROVIDING PERSON-CENTERED DEMENTIA CARE

By Jett Jousma

Learn how person-centered care can positiviely impact each day for persons with dementia...

This DVD shows how to make a hands-on shift to person-centered dementia care that engages the whole person and creates a support system based on each resident's needs and preferences.

From natural wake-ups to music therapy, the DVD looks at the benefits of involving residents in their care as much as possible, finding ways to help them to "continue" living life the way they prefer, and engaging them in personalized activities that boost self-esteem and interaction. It also empowers nursing assistants to act upon (and communicate to other team members) their first-hand knowledge of each resident to ensure a better understanding of their care needs.

DVD / 2013 / () / 28 minutes

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MORE THAN WORDS: A NEW CULTURE OF CARE AND COMMUNICATION WITH PERSONS WHO HAVE DEMENTIA

This culture-changing DVD demonstrates (though real interactions) how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes, such as, sundowning and aggressive-protective reactions when bathing, and wanting to leave.

As it pinpoints the crucial role of the CAN as caregiver and friend, it also shows the importance of communicating directly, and creating a true "relationship" with persons with dementia. Caregivers will learn valuable tips to redirect and lessen anxieties for persons with dementia while preserving their personal autonomy and dignity.

The DVD covers:

  • Building and maintaining a relationship
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Communicating to show respect
  • Accepting their reality
  • Respecting the person's preferences
  • Encouraging use of remaining abilities


  • DVD / 2011 / () / 25 minutes

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    ASPIRATION IN OLDER ADULTS WITH DYSPHAGIA

    Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, can occur as a consequence of aging, or due to physical or cognitive changes. This DVD explains the 4 stages of swallowing, the warning signs of aspiration, and offers care techniques that can be used to reduce the risk of aspiration while hand feeding or tube feeding. The DVD also stresses the importance of good dental hygiene and denture care, body positioning when feeding, and how to select an appropriate risk-reduction intervention.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 47 minutes

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    ASSESSING NUTRITION IN OLDER ADULTS

    Due to any number of physical, social, medical or environmental factors, older adults are often at risk for poor nutrition. Developed to assess nutritional status in older adults, the two-part Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a valuable resource to identify older adults that are at risk for malnutrition. This DVD demonstrates the assessment process, as well as, how to measure arm and leg circumferences, and compute body mass index. The DVD also documents specific risk factors for older adults, and offers an accurate, age-appropriate assessment that care providers can use to develop an effective nutritional plan for the patient.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 34 minutes

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    BEERS CRITERIA FOR POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION USE IN OLDER ADULTS

    Recently published studies confirm that inappropriate medication use remains a serious problem for older adults. This DVD provides a case study, using the BEERS criteria, for assessing and monitoring the multiple medications in an older adult patient. The DVD will help to train staff to be aware of the various safety and wellness issues involved when multiple medications are prescribed for older adults.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 40 minutes

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    DELIRIUM: THE UNDER-RECOGNIZED MEDICAL EMERGENCY

    Despite its prevalence, delirium often goes unrecognized. Documenting two episodes of delirium¡Xone in a patient with no underlying cognitive impairment, and one with some signs of memory loss¡Xthis DVD identifies the 4 key elements of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) for assessing delirium. The DVD also explains Delirium Superimposed with Dementia (DSD), distinguishes between hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed delirium, and documents the factors that increase risks for delirium.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 51 minutes

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    EATING AND FEEDING ISSUES IN OLDER ADULTS WITH DEMENTIA

    Older adults with dementia often have an added risk of poor nutrition and hydration, due to cognitive loss. The Edinburgh Feeding and Dementia Scale equips caregivers to observe the older adult for eating or feeding difficulties, and target specific interventions that increase nutritional intake.

    Includes suggestions on when and how often to do an assessment to ensure accuracy. Caregivers will also find helpful insights on how an older adult's ability to eat is affected by late-stage Alzheimer's.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 38 minutes

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    FALL RISK ASSESSMENT (HENDRICH II)

    Falling can pose a serious health risk to older adults in acute, home, and institutional environments¡KUsing the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, this DVD demonstrates how to assess patients for strength and mobility, extrinsic and intrinsic fall risk factors, and cognition. It also stresses the importance of assessing risk factors when conditions change, as well as, how to reduce fall risks by properly interpreting the assessment, and applying appropriate interventions.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 34 minutes

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    MODIFIED CAREGIVER STRAIN INDEX, THE

    Caring for a family member can bring on a gamut of emotional and physical strains that affect the health of the caregiver and the quality of care they are able to provide. The Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is an assessment tool designed to both measure the stress of caregiving, and to highlight areas that the family caregiver should address. It explores the 4 Domains of Caregiving ¡V physical, psychological, financial, and personal, and provides a framework in which care professionals can help family caregivers to acknowledge and address these specific areas.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 32 minutes

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    PAIN ASSESSMENT IN OLDER ADULTS

    Chronic pain is often a concern for older adults. Using a variety of assessment tools, this DVD will help caregivers to evaluate the presence and severity of pain, whether the patient is able to verbalize it or not. This DVD demonstrates how to assess for pain in older adults, using these four tools: the Faces Pain Scale, the Verbal Descriptor Scale, the Numeric Rating Scale, and the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale. The DVD goes further to document how to assess and re-evaluate the effectiveness of the applied interventions, as needed.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 64 minutes

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    PREDICTING PRESSURE ULCER RISK (BRADEN SCALE)

    This DVD shows how to administer and interpret the Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risks in home, hospital, and long-term care environments. Encouraging a visual-and-touch skin assessment in conjunction with the Braden scale, it specifies what to look for, how to prevent pressure ulcers, and how to assist patients with maintaining skin integrity after discharge. Covers the 6 dimensions of the Braden Scale: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 39 minutes

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    RECOGNITION OF DEMENTIA IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

    The prevalence of dementia among hospitalized older adults is estimated at about 25%, with the dementia often going undetected during a hospital stay. This DVD shows how to use the Recognition of Dementia In Hospitalized Older Adults screening tool to identify any signs of dementia. Care providers will also learn how to recognize behavior triggers, how to address risks associated with dementia, and how to formulate an ongoing plan of care.

    DVD / 2009 / () / 30 minutes

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    DEALING WITH PHYSICAL AGGRESSION IN CAREGIVING: NON-PHYSICAL AND PHYSICAL INTERVENTIONS - FINGER GRABS.

    When aggressive behavior happens, does your staff know how to respond quickly and safely to contain the behavior in a way that prevents injury to both the resident and themselves?

    This program deals with the common problem of Finger Grabs. Your staff will learn the preventive, non-physical interventions for minimizing violent episodes and, if necessary, the physical interventions to contain aggressive behaviors while preserving the dignity of the resident.

    DVD / 1999 / () / 18 minutes

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    BALANCING ACT: YOUR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

    Each year, approximately half of all residents in nursing care and assisted living facilities will fall, with over 40% falling more than once. This program will help you and your staff maintain an effective fall prevention program in your facility. The program will teach staff:
  • The factors and conditions that increase the risk of a resident fall
  • The importance of assessing each resident for risk of falling
  • Interventions relating to environmental, medical and behavioral causes of falls
  • The role of a creative and problem-solving approach in matching appropriate interventions to a specific resident's situation
  • The importance of good communications within the care team, so that everyone has a clear picture of the interventions in use and everyone gives their support
  • The importance on investigating and adjusting interventions promptly whenever a fall happens
  • What to do during and immediately after a resident fall


  • DVD / / () / 24 minutes

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    BON APPETIT! HOW TO CREATE MEANINGFUL MELATIMES IN LONG-TERM CARE

    This DVD training program presents a comprehensive mealtime program that focuses on principles of resident autonomy and person centered care. Special attention is devoted to identifying the needs of people with dementia.

    The program covers:
  • The effects of dementia of communications, behavior and eating.
  • Creating dining experiences with less distraction.
  • How to prepare and serve food in a way that enables the resident to eat as independently as possible.


  • DVD / / () / 40 minutes

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    I'M PRETTY OLD

    This program is made up exclusively of the reflections and comments of several older residents in a long term care facility talking about what it is like for them to give up a certain amount of independence as they experience increased physical frailty.

    This program is an excellent resource for professionals who work with residents in long term care facilities. It is also valuable for viewing by older adults themselves.

    DVD / / () / 20 minutes

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