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Nursing


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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: COMMUNICATION WITH RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

For newly admitted residents, adjusting to life in a nursing home is often difficult. Communicating in a warm and friendly manner can help ease a resident's sense of isolation. The foundation for good communication is trust. Residents who trust you are the ones who feel that they can easily talk with you, and know that you will listen. The information that you learn in conversations with residents may be crucial to their well-being.

This program reviews the skills needed to develop good communication with residents and their families. The video features interviews with frontline caregivers, residents and family members. Their thoughts and feelings will provide insight into why good communication is so important.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Explain the importance of listening to a resident.
~ Describe ways in which trust can be built with a resident.
~ List ways to communicate with residents who have poor vision and hearing.
~ Explain why treating a resident with dignity and respect is important to developing good communication.
~ Describe how family members should be treated and why communication with them is important.
~ Describe the actions that should be taken when a resident has a complaint or problem that the CAN cannot help them solve.


DVD / 2014 / () / 20 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: DEMENTIA CARE, PART 1

Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It's a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more difficult. In some cases they may become combative and resist care. As mental and physical functioning declines, so does their ability to care for themselves.

The purpose of this revised and updated program is to examine how dementia affects behavior and the challenges it poses for caregivers. The program is divided into three parts:
~ Dementia & mental decline
~ Common types of difficult behavior
~ Final notes on dementia, lawsuits and job loss

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Describe how a decline in mental functioning can contribute to difficult behavior
~ Give 4 examples of changes in mental function brought on by dementia
~ Give 4 examples of difficult behaviors
~ Give a general definition of dementia and list 3 causes
~ Describe actions you can take when a resident becomes agitated and resists care
~ List four triggers that can make a dementia resident agitated


DVD / 2014 / () / 21 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: DEMENTIA CARE, PART 2

Dementia is a brain disorder involving the loss of memory and thinking abilities as well as physical functioning. As victims decline mentally, their ability to perform activities of daily living is also affected. The damage caused by dementia leads to a loss of brain tissue that cannot be replaced. Dementia is a condition that typically grows worse with time. An estimated 50% of nursing home residents suffer from some form of dementia. The most common cause is Alzheimer's disease followed by strokes. Reporting and documenting a decline in physical functioning is an important step in getting a resident the help he or she needs. It may even be the first step in preventing a potential lawsuit charging a facility with incompetence or neglect.

This revised and updated program will examine dementia and focus on three types of physical decline:
~ Decline in mobility
~ Unwanted weight loss & dehydration
~ Decline in bowel & bladder control

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Give a definition of dementia and describe the pattern of physical & mental decline
~ Describe 3 signs that indicate a decline in mobility
~ Give 3 examples of how dementia can affect food & fluid intake
~ Describe what can happen as a result of inadequate food & fluid intake
~ Give 3 examples of how dementia contributes to loss of bowel & bladder control
~ Describe 2 types of problems that can result from loss of bowel & bladder control


DVD / 2014 / () / 20 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: DEMENTIA CARE, PART 3

Understanding what triggers a certain behavior will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior may be a resident's way of trying to reach out to you ¡V to tell you something that he or she cannot express verbally.This revised and updated program provides an understanding of why difficult behaviors may occur in residents with dementia and what can be done to manage them. To do this, the following topics will be covered:

~ Understanding difficult behavior
~ Being aware of triggers
~ Redirecting & distracting
~ Communication tips
~ Reporting difficult behavior

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Give 3 examples of how dementia contributes to personality & behavior changes
~ Define difficult behavior & give 3 examples
~ Define triggers & give 3 examples
~ Describe 4 actions you can take to manage & calm an agitated resident
~ Give 4 examples of distracting or redirecting
~ Give 4 examples of communication tips
~ Explain why reporting difficult behavior is important


DVD / 2014 / () / 30 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: RESIDENTS RIGHTS

When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for the person's safety and well-being. The facility is required by law to protect a resident's rights and provide quality care. The purpose of this program is to provide a basic understanding of resident rights.

The following topics will be covered:
~ Introduction to resident rights
~ The right to privacy and free choice
~ Personal possessions and protection of personal funds
~ Access and visitation
~ Grievances and notification of changes
~ The right to be free of abuse & neglect
~ The right to quality care
~ Assisting residents in activities of daily living

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Give 3 examples of a resident's right to privacy
~ Give an example of a resident's right to chose
~ Define abuse and neglect and give examples of each
~ Give an example of the unnecessary use of restraints
~ Describe quality care


DVD / 2014 / () / 21 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: UNDERSTANDING ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Frail health and mental impairments can leave a nursing home resident powerless against abusive behavior and neglect. Situations in which residents are physically or emotionally mistreated usually take place when a caregiver becomes angry or impatient or tries to control a resident by force. When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for his or her safety and well-being.

This revised and updated program provides caregivers with an understanding of what constitutes abusive and neglectful behavior. We will also discuss some of the signs indicating that a resident may have been the victim of mistreatment.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Define abuse and neglect
~ Describe examples of abuse and neglect
~ Describe misuse of restraints
~ Describe an example of the misuse of a resident's personal property
~ Describe the action that should be taken when a CAN notice signs that a resident may have been abused or neglected.


DVD / 2014 / () / 18 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: UNDERSTANDING AND CARING FOR RESIDENTS WITH DEPRESSION

Research shows that depression among nursing homes residents is under-recognized and under-treated. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a serious medical illness that "negatively affects the way a person thinks, feels and acts." Although depression is often thought of as a psychological or emotional reaction to stressful experiences, it may also affect a person's physical health as well. Caring for depressed residents requires sensitivity and an understanding of what they are experiencing.

This revised and updated program provides caregivers with an understanding of depression and its impact on the lives of elderly individuals. It also describes ways in which caregivers can assist residents who may be experiencing depression.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Define depression
~ List 4 stressful, life-changing experiences that that may lead to depression among the elderly
~ Describe at least 3 signs of depression that should be reported
~ Give an explanation of why some elderly individuals are uncomfortable or reluctant to admit they are struggling with depression.
~ Describe at least 3 ways in which caregivers can create an environment of well being for depressed residents


DVD / 2014 / () / 23 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: UNDERSTANDING SKIN BREAKDOWN

For a frail, elderly nursing home resident, skin breakdown may lead to illness and depression. If a pressure ulcer develops, it places the resident at a higher risk for infections, and in some cases it may be life threatening. To protect residents who are at risk for skin breakdown, a facility should a have skin care program. In this program, a resident's skin condition should be assessed and monitored on a continual basis. The resident's care plan will indicate what actions you need to take to care for the resident's skin and help in the prevention of skin breakdown.

This program provides CAN's with a basic understanding of how skin breakdown occurs and offers examples of the skills CAN's need in helping to care for residents with fragile skin. Topics include:
~ Structure & function of the skin
~ Factors contributing to skin breakdown
~ Skills needed to help prevent skin breakdown include, skin inspection cleansing, moisturizing and protecting & turning and repositioning

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Describe at least three important functions of the skin
~ Give three examples of factors that contribute to skin breakdown
~ List three examples of skin care that may be needed to prevent skin breakdown
~ Describe the action that should be taken when a change in a resident's skin condition is noticed


DVD / 2014 / () / 15 minutes

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NURSING ASSISTANT, THE: WANDERING AND ELOPEMENT

Wandering is a behavior commonly found among nursing home residents with dementia. Wandering is often a sign that a resident needs help. Open communication is a first step to finding an answer. Understanding what is causing a resident to wander places you in a better position to assist the person.

This program describes ways that caregivers can assist wandering residents and help prevent them from eloping. It also presents some of the more common factors that may trigger a resident to wander or attempt to leave the facility.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
~ Describe 3 examples of how dementia can affect a resident's mental functioning
~ List 3 triggers that may cause a resident to wander
~ Describe 3 examples of actions a caregiver can take to help a wandering resident
~ Describe an example of an action a caregiver can take to prevent a resident from eloping
~ Describe behaviors indicating that a resident may be at risk for elopement


DVD / 2014 / () / 23 minutes

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"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 (CARING) AND COMMUNICATION (COMMUNICATING) 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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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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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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ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA: SUPPORT GROUPS FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

Family and friends go through many emotions when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia. Often, family and friends do not know where to turn to learn more about the problems and have no one to talk to. Support groups are places where people can come together to discuss feelings, learn more about the disease, and exchange thoughts and ideas. This course focuses on support group structure, membership, and resources.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
1. describe the role of healthcare professionals in a support group for AD and dementia.
2. identify the membership of support groups for AD and dementia.
3. list strategies to overcome excuses that family members commonly express to avoid support group involvement.
4. describe the various activities/discussions at typical support group meetings.
5. explain advocacy activities in which advanced support groups become involved.
6. discuss outside resources that can aid in creating family support groups


DVD / 2004 / () /

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - LEVEL I

A must for health care workers in assisted living facilities. Understand Alzheimer's Disease through the family's eyes with interviews from family members and staff. Meets the Florida Level I requirement for ALF's.

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MEDICATION USE BY THE ELDERLY: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSES

Shows proper procedures for taking the history; explains how physiological aging affects drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; and covers principles of prescribing for the elderly. Drug interactions and food/drug interaction are addressed as well as certain problematic drugs for the elderly.

DVD / / () / 30 minutes

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NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ELDERLY

Correct assessment is a multidimensional process which requires a detailed history as well as specific physical and biochemical measurements. This program examines components of the process, with reference to the need for nutritional intervention in elderly patients.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / / () / 28 minutes

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RESIDENTS' RIGHTS TODAY: RESPECTFUL CARE IN CHANGING TIMES

This program presents a contemporary overview of residents' rights in the long term care context. It covers how residents' rights can be affected by other characteristics of today's long term care environment, including:

~ Increased cultural, ethnic, language and age diversity
~ More time and work-flow pressure on staff
~ The impact of outside stresses on staff, especially for single parents and employees working two jobs
~ What residents' rights are and why they are so important in the life and culture of a long term care facility
~ The specific rights everyone in a nursing home must understand and uphold
~ What staff, residents and family members should know about dealing with concerns and complaints early and effectively


DVD / / () / 20 minutes

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