Online Course Package » Colorado Personal Care Worker Initial Training 20 CU

Prior to providing services, the Personal Care Worker must complete 20 hours of training in the provision of unskilled personal care consisting of the contents listed in 6 CCR 1011-1 Ch. 26-8.6(B) as well as an orientation to the agency, community and the service provided by the agency. This series of courses has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for agency's who provide services to elderly populations including those who specialize in memory care. Note, it is the agency's responsibility to provide any agency specific information indicated in 6 CCR 1011-1 Ch. 26-8.6(A).

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Advance Memory Care - Memory Enhanced Activities 3
Memory Enhanced Activities 3

Advanced Memory Care - It's Saturday Night (tips for easier bathing)
People with dementia have genuine, valid reasons for disliking the bathing process, and we will explore those fears and hesitations together. Then we’ll brainstorm in search of a new understanding, and uncover ways to approach the bathing process to make it a better experience. Answering the questions of when, where, and how the person has always t ...

Advanced Memory Care - Memory Enhanced Activities 1
Memory Enhanced Activities 1

Advanced Memory Care - Memory Enhanced Activities 2
Memory Enhanced Activities 2

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.

Communicating with Others
This course will help you understand how to communicate with impaired clients, individuals with Alzheimer's or memory loss, agitated people and others in your work.

Elimination and Toileting
This course will help the caregiver understand the entire digestive process and know what to watch for in clients to ensure good bowel and bladder function, as well as good toileting and incontinence care.

Environmental Hazards and Safety
In this course you will learn how to help create a safe, comforting environment, and how to keep it free from hazards. Creating and maintaining a safe environment is important for both you and your clients.

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.

Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
Helping clients with mobility includes learning skills to safely assist with transferring, walking, range of motion and more. The goal is to keep your clients moving, while keeping them - and you - safe.

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.

Understanding Elder Abuse
Abuse is more than just physical. It can also be emotional, financial and sexual. Learn how to recognize and report all types of abuse and neglect, as well as how to protect yourself so that you never abuse a client in your care.

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