Online Course Package » Idaho Staff Orientation: All Staff 16 CU

This course has been specially designed to meet the new staff orientation 16 hour training requirement (IDAPA All staff whose duties include providing care for residents must complete all modules below before being allowed to provide care to residents without supervision.

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Becoming a Caregiver
This course covers the core values of caregiving, understanding the range of caregiver duties, the basics of client rights, and understanding other team members' roles.

Caregiver First Aid: Burns and Poisons
In this course you will learn the signs, symptoms, and treatments for clients who have suffered a burn or come in contact with a poison.

Caregiver First Aid: Choking and Falls
In this course you will learn what you should do when one of your clients is choking or falls.

Caregiver First Aid: Heart Attack and Shock
In this course you will learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and shock and what you should do if one of your clients experiences this.

Caregiver First Aid: Other Sudden Emergencies
In this course you will learn about other emergencies your clients might experience and how to handle them.

Caregiver First Aid: Stroke and Wounds
In this course you will learn the signs, symptoms and treatment for clients who are experiencing or suffering from a stroke or wound.

Caregiving Tasks and Client Populations
Learn the basic scope of a caregiver's job including how to preserve your clients' safety and integrity, help with mobility and independence, and how to work within the rules and regulations that govern your job.

Common Chronic Diseases
This course will help you understand common diseases affecting the elderly population, including Alzheimer's disease, COPD, cancer, CHF, diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and more.

Common Communicable Diseases
This course will help you understand common communicable diseases affecting the elderly population, including AIDS, colds, influenza, hepatitis, MRSA, pneumonia, TB and more.

Cultural Differences
Cultural competency in caregiving means understanding and embracing the differences in co-workers, clients, families and others.

End of Life Care
Death and dying is a part of the caregiver's job, especially when caring for the elderly. This course helps the caregiver understand advance directives, tasks for the dying person, stages of grief and how to say goodbye.

Infection Control
Good infection control starts with proper handwashing, but continues through many steps the caregiver can take. Understanding this topic will help you keep your clients - and yourself and others - as healthy as possible.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Many caregivers assist clients with daily living tasks like cooking, cleaning, shopping, transportation, medication and even pet care. Learn how to do these tasks efficiently and appropriately with this course.

Observation, Reporting and Recording
As a caregiver your skills of observation, reporting and recording are vital to helping the rest of the care team provide the best care possible to your clients. Sharpen those skills with this class.

Providing Personal Care
Learn to capably assist a client with personal care tasks like bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as oral care, foot care and even how to give a client a gentle massage.

Providing Skin Care
Skin is the body's first defense against infection. Learn to protect your clients' skin against breakdowns and infections with this course.

Understanding Client Rights
No matter what the care setting, your clients have rights - rights to privacy, dignity, independence and respect, among other things. Learn how to apply these rights in your daily work with all clients.

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