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Long Term Care


Long Term Care



INFECTION CONTROL IN THE LONG TERM CARE FACILITY

In this program, we discuss why long term care residents are highly susceptible to infection. We'll also examine common infections that occur in Long Term Care facilities.

DVD / 2013 / 27 minutes

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HIPAA FOR LONG TERM CARE WORKERS

HIPAA: A Guide for Healthcare Workers provides a detailed review of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and focuses on the patient privacy and data security issues that will have the most impact on the practices of healthcare workers.

PURPOSE AND OVERALL GOAL:

The goal of this program is to define and discuss current and forthcoming HIPAA initiatives regarding patient privacy and data security. The program provides a detailed review of the reforms that have been identified for implementation, and provides information to help healthcare workers comply with these new guidelines.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the overall purpose and goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the specific objectives that are being implemented now.
  • Explain the role of the HIPAA implementation team, as well as the role of the individual healthcare worker in ensuring compliance to HIPAA reforms.
  • Implement administrative simplification reforms as defined by your HIPAA implementation team.
  • Demonstrate compliance with privacy reforms, including written notice, acknowledgement, prior authorization, and minimum disclosure.
  • Demonstrate compliance with data security reforms, including issues regarding workplace layout, information storage, and rules covering conversation.

    DVD / 2010 / 23 minutes

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    INTO THE OTHER LANE: DRIVING AND DEMENTIA

    This two-part DVD presents a compassionate, yet realistic portrait of the many issues faced by persons with dementia, (and their caregivers) when a decision has to be made about giving up driving.

    Part One
    Stories shows the real stories of five persons with dementia, and the impact that no longer being safe to drive makes on the autonomy and self-esteem of the person with dementia, as well as, the effects on family relationships and life styles. The stories are four to eleven minutes long, and put a human face on how it feels to be told that you can no longer drive, and how it feels to be a caregiver in this emotionally-charged process.

    Part Two
    Related Issues includes helpful insights from healthcare and driving safety professionals on how Alzheimer's affects driving ability, how to initiate the conversation about driving cessation, transportation options, and what healthcare specialists can do to help facilitate the situation for both the person with dementia and the caregiver.


    DVD / 2010 / 56 minutes

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    IS IT THE RIGHT TIME? THE NURSING HOME DECISION

    This follow-up DVD to More Than a Thousand Tomorrows (the story of Betty and Everett Jordan's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease) deals with the tough decision of nursing home placement, and how the Jordan family struggled with that decision. In this DVD, Is it the Right Time? The Nursing Home Decision, several of Everett and Betty's children participate in a social worker-facilitated discussion of how that decision was made and how the communication regarding the decision might have been better handled. Their frank and honest questions and answers shed light on the importance of keeping open the lines of family communication around the timing of this very emotional and difficult decision.

    DVD / 2010 / 13 minutes

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    DELIVERING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE LONG-TERM CARE ENVIRONMENT

    A Video Guide for Employing Breakthroughs in Caregiving

    You may not consider yourself a customer service representative and you're right. But caregivers in long-term care do provide a service to residents. Those residents notice when caregivers take an interest in their well-being e or whether staff is just going through the motions. Family members notice it too. They also notice a rejuvenated and engaged loved one when they come to visit. For caregivers, excellent customer service earns praise from supervisors and makes care giving easier when residents and their families are satisfied.

    During this program you'll learn:

  • The importance of customer service in long-term care
  • Who your customers are and what they expect from you
  • How to consistently provide quality customer service
  • Customer service concepts specific to long-term care

    DVD / 2009

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    GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS)

    This training DVD demonstrates the importance of improving quality of life by assessing and treating depression in older adults. It provides potential ways to treat the depression, as well as, how to recognize the range of symptoms, and properly interpret the assessment (even when dealing with severely withdrawn or hesitant persons). The DVD also discusses how multidisciplinary staff can communicate and adapt these findings toward an effective Plan of Care.

    DVD / 2009 / 28 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 - 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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    WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WHO HAVE DEMENTIA

    The benefits of improving care of hospitalized older adults who have dementia, by tapping into the wealth of information family members can provide, is shown in this pre-admission screening. The DVD shows the importance of identifying normal behavior patterns, individual preferences, and ADL capabilities, with the ultimate goal of preventing avoidable problems, and improving outcomes. How hospitalization can affect patients is also discussed, along with delirium prevention and fall prevention protocols.

    DVD / 2009 / 32 minutes

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    FALL PREVENTION IN LONG TERM CARE: A COMPREHENSIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with a description of how to set up a comprehensive fall prevention program in their facility, including how to properly report a fall by creating a thorough post-fall assessment.

    DVD / 2008 / 14 minutes

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    FALL PREVENTION IN LONG TERM CARE: PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES AND PRODUCTS

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with information about the wide variety of preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls.

    DVD / 2008 / 13 minutes

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    FALL PREVENTION IN LONG TERM CARE: RISK ASSESSMENT

    The Purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of who is at risk for trips and falls in a long term care facility, and which elements in the environment also put residents at increased risk of falls.

    DVD / 2008 / 15 minutes

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    MANAGING DEPRESSION: CONSIDERATIONS IN THE OLDER PATIENT

    Robert L. Spitzer, MD; K. Ranga Krishnan, MD; Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD

    This program features leading medical experts presenting information on short and long term treatment of mood disorders. The faculty will address diagnosis, treatment options, clinical drug therapy, and management of mood disorders in the older patient. Additional topics wil be: polypharmacy, comorbid medical conditions, drug interactions, and the impact of depression on cognition, functions, and motor skills.


    DVD / 2008 / 90 minutes

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    RESIDENTS' RIGHTS IN LONG TERM CARE

    Scenarios show examples of where the rights of residents need to be preserved. Health care assistants learn to recognize threats to resident rights and how to overcome them.

  • The role of education and continuing education in the protection of residents' rights and the prevention of abuse
  • Recognize civil rights and medical rights

    DVD / 2007 / 50 minutes

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    PREVENTING HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS IN LONG TERM CARE

    Health care-associated infections, also known as nosocomial infections, are infections that develop after a resident's admission to a long-term care facility. This course describes the causes of health care-associated infections in long term care. Prevention strategies are also covered.

    DVD / 2004 / 28 minutes

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    RESTRAINT FREE ENVIRONMENTS IN THE LONG TERM CARE SETTING

    The field of geriatric medicine has grown as our population has aged. As more health care dollars are being utilized by the elderly, legislative action has increased to ensure that the care is delivered in a cost effective and equitable manner. Nowhere is this interplay of new information and legislative regulation more evident than in the topic of restraint reduction. This program will examine alternatives for residents who display unsafe behaviors.

    DVD / 2002 / 28 minutes

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    AVOIDING FALLS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

    A Video Guide for Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care

    Every year, as many as three out of four long-term care residents fall. By themselves, falls are rarely fatal, but the injuries and resulting complications sustained from a fall can start residents on a downward spiral.

    Understanding the causes and consequences of falls will help you to be proactive in using strategies for preventing them. While caregivers can never completely eliminate falling, we can significantly reduce the risk.

    During this program you'll learn:

  • The consequences of falls
  • How to identify risk factors that contribute to falling
  • What you can do to help minimize falls among your residents

    DVD

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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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    DEMENTIA IN LONG-TERM CARE: COMMUNICATING WITH RESIDENTS

    A Video Guide for Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care

    Up to half of all long-term care residents suffer from some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. Their caregivers face many special challenges. Chief among them is properly communicating with residents with dementia in order to meet all of their care giving needs. Caregivers can help by understanding residents' capabilities and limitations, then using that knowledge to help provide individualized care.

    During this program you'll learn:

  • Communication difficulties associated with dementia
  • Techniques you can use to bridge the communication gap with residents with dementia 1. Verbal strategies
    2. Non-verbal communication methods


    DVD

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    FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY IN LONG-TERM CARE

    Understanding Fire Procedures and Hazards

    A fire can be an unpredictable and frightening event. But a fire that occurs in a long-term care setting can completely devastate your residents, your facility, and your entire community. Staff members, frontline care workers, and health care providers play a significant role in protecting themselves and their residents. The better prepared you are, the safer everyone will be.

  • During this program you'll learn:
  • The importance of fire drills, evacuation plans and emergency procedures
  • How to prevent or limit the most common causes of fires
  • How to keep your residents safe when a fire does occur using the R.A.C.E method (Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Extinguish) or A.R.C.E. method (Alarm, Rescue, Confine, Extinguish), and
  • Strategies for safely confining and extinguishing small fires

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    INFECTION CONTROL IN LONG TERM CARE: SAFEGUARDING YOUR ENVIRONMENT

    Infectious diseases pose significant hazards to staff and residents in long-term care. Controlling the spread of infection is like fighting an invisible enemy. When staff members take the appropriate precautions, caregivers and residents should never see the results. Only when infection control breaks down do the hazardous effects become obvious.

    The consequences of infectious diseases can be painful. Residents are at increased risk of infection. Many of them are sick, while others are elderly and more vulnerable. Many just cannot handle any further insult to their frail condition. Prevention is where staff and caregivers in long-term care can have the greatest impact on safety and good health. In this educational video, we will:

  • Define the risk imposed by infectious diseases
  • Explain infection control procedures
  • Describe procedures your staff and caregivers must take to ensure safety for themselves and their residents

    DVD

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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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