Be a Professional Long-Term Care Provider

Class #1
DSHS – Adult Education: Instructional Excellence for Long-Term Care Educators

Max Contact Hours Awarded: 4

Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description
This course provides an opportunity for growth and learning for teachers, instructors, educators, facilitators, managers, supervisors, professional trainers and anyone else who will educate adults. If you are new to your instructor role, use this opportunity to learn from more experienced peers. If you are a seasoned instructor, continue to strive for excellence for yourself, learn new tools and make yourself available to mentor new instructors. Remember, you have a common goal: to improve the quality of education for our long-term care community so that the populations they serve will benefit from improved care and services.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Mental Health Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

Course Schedule

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location

On-site training and by appointment with LTCED at tbrandley@ltced.org or (360) 787-3172

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings wishing to teach adult learners in long-term care coursework. This course is mandatory to become a DSHS Community Instructor.

Program Outline

  • Adult Education Theory
  • Facilitator of Learning
  • Diversity in the Learning Environment
  • Assessment

Transformation of Educational Quality starts with you: Quality Instruction leads to Quality Learning and ultimately leads to Quality Caregiving!

Instructor:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM
Tbrandley@ltced.org
(360) 787-3172

Class #2
DSHS – DEMENTIA, Level 1:
Dementia Capable Caregiving

Max Contact Hours Awarded: 8

Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover how different types of dementia affect the elderly within the long-term care population. You will learn how to communicate effectively with dementia clients and their families, gain tools to recognize the signs/symptoms of dementia and delirium, how to respond effectively to challenging behaviors, and issues surrounding activities of daily living. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Dementia Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

Course Schedule

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: On-site training and by appointment with LTCED at tbrandley@ltced.org or (360) 787-3172

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

o Introduction to Dementia & Hallucinations and Delusions

o Setting the Tone & Working with Families

o Sexuality and Intimacy & Medications, Treatments and Therapies

o Activities of Daily Living & Trauma Informed Care

o Communication with People who have Dementia

o Approaching Challenging Behaviors

o Tips for Dealing with Specific Challenging Behaviors

Instructor:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

Tbrandley@ltced.org

(360) 787-3172

Class #3
DSHS – MENTAL HEALTH, Level 1:
Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness

Max Contact Hours Awarded: 8

Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover how different types of mental health issues affect the elderly and others in the long-term care population. You will learn about compassionate, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, respectful communication, and creative approaches to managing challenging behaviors. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Mental Health Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

Course Schedule

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: On-site training and by appointment with LTCED at tbrandley@ltced.org or (360) 787-3172

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

o Introduction to Mental Disorders

o Compassionate and Trauma Informed Care

o Getting Help, Self Care & Suicide Prevention

o Communication Dynamics & Boundaries

o Creative Approaches to Challenging Behaviors

o Crisis Management

Instructor:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

Tbrandley@ltced.org

(360) 787-3172

Class #4
DSHS – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
Strategies for Surviving and Thriving

Max Contact Hours Awarded: 5

Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover methods and techniques to meet the challenges of caring for someone with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn what happens in the brain before and after TBI and the resulting mental and physical changes. Explore how to provide help and support to the resident and their family/ support system(s).

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved course for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members. 

Course Schedule

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: On-site training and by appointment with LTCED at tbrandley@ltced.org or (360) 787-3172

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

o The Brain: Before & After a TBI

o Physical & Cognitive Changes and TBI: How to Help

o Challenges of Caregiving: Emotional/Behavior Changes and TBI

o Supporting Recovery

Instructor:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

Tbrandley@ltced.org

(360) 787-3172

Class #5
DSHS – Navigating Challenging Behaviors

Max Contact Hours Awarded: 3

Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover methods and techniques to confidently care for a client with challenging behaviors which are emotionally and/or physically abusive towards staff. Learn techniques to identify triggers and redirect behaviors to avoid conflict. Discuss how self-care impacts your responses to these situations and how to protect yourself from burnout. You will review different behaviors by demonstration, discussion and successfully passing the written test.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Navigating Through Challenging Behaviors” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members. 

Course Schedule

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: On-site training and by appointment with LTCED at tbrandley@ltced.org or (360) 787-3172

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

o When the Behavior Becomes Challenging

o Best Practices and Good Self-Care

o Prevention/Minimizing Behaviors

Instructor:  Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

Tbrandley@ltced.org

(360) 787-3172

OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

  • DSHS Continuing Education Courses
  • DSHS Nurse Delegation Core
  • DSHS Nurse Delegation: Special Focus on Diabetes
  • DSHS Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
  • Special Population Instruction to meet 90-120-day facility instruction
  • Future courses in development

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Call Now to Ask About Classes and Services (360) 787-3172