Phase 1: Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities - Lay Providers
In this series of modules, a thorough review of anti-psychotic medications and their use and misuse are covered.
Module 1 The Needs and Experiences of People with Dementia
Content directed toward lay providers.
Unit 1 Introduction to Phase 1
Unit 2 The Needs and Experiences of People with Dementia - Lay Providers
Module 2 The Needs and Experiences of Family and Friends of the Person with Dementia
Content directed toward lay providers.
Unit 1 The Needs and Experiences of Family and Friends of People with Dementia - Lay Providers
Module 3 Introduction and Overview to the Treatment of Dementia
Content directed toward lay providers.
Unit 1 Introduction and Overview to the Treatment of Dementia - Lay Providers
Unit 2 Phase 1: Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Lay Providers
Phase 2: Conversations on the Improvement in Texas' Long-Term Care - Lay Providers
Well over 50 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer from some form of dementia. Unfortunately, medications alone rarely result in improved quality of life. This course features interviews with providers in the long-term care setting who provide best practice tips for managing residents who are experiencing behavioral and cognitive issues due to dementia, as well as the importance of teamwork and the impact of prescribing antipsychotics in the long-term care setting.
Module 1 Introduction
Introduction to Phase 2: Advancing our Understanding of Long-Term Care
Unit 1 Introduction to Phase 2
Module 2 Conversations on the Improvement in Texas’ Long-Term Care
This course features interviews with providers in the long-term care setting who provide best practice tips for managing residents who are experiencing behavioral and cognitive issues due to dementia, as well as the importance of teamwork and the impact of prescribing antipsychotics in the long-term care setting.
Unit 1 Conversations on Improving Texas' Long-Term Care - Lay Providers
Module 3 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Conversations
Phase 2: Ethics and the Geriatric Patient - Lay Provider
There are many ethical issues to consider when caring for the older adult. This course will discuss ways that patients are assessed as competent and what that means for their healthcare, the importance of advanced care planning, and issues of safety and neglect in long-term care.
Module 1 Ethics and the Geriatric Patient
This course will discuss ways that patients are assessed as competent and what that means for their healthcare, the importance of advanced care planning, and issues of safety and neglect in long-term care.
Unit 1 Ethics and the Geriatric Patient - Lay Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Ethics
Phase 2: Pain Management in Long-Term Care - Lay Provider
Pain is undermanaged in older adults. Among U.S. adults 65 years of age and older, 52.9% (18.7 million) report experiencing pain that was bothersome in the last month. Of those, 74.8% report having it in more than one site. Nurses caring for individuals in this population sometimes lack the knowledge to appropriately assess pain in geriatric patients with and without cognitive impairment. They also lack the knowledge needed to appropriately manage and advocate for their patients. Upon completing this activity, lay providers will understand how they can best support health providers in their jobs.
Module 1 Pain Management in Long-Term Care
After completing this educational activity, lay providers should be able to more effectively support nursing home staff.
Unit 1 Pain Management in Long-Term Care - Lay Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Pain
Phase 2: Bowel & Bladder Management of the Older Adult - Lay Provider
Over 50% of residents of long-term care facilities suffer from bowel and/or bladder incontinence. Incontinence care is expensive, costing the United States healthcare system nearly $30 billion annually. More importantly, older adults who experience incontinence often have serious physical and psychological consequences as a result. Thorough team-based nursing care can identify incontinence and, in many cases, identify and treat reversible causes of incontinence or effectively manage incontinence in order to reduce the risk of complications. Upon completion of this educational activity, lay providers will be able to more effectively assess and manage incontinence in long-term care residents.
Module 1 Bowel and Bladder Management of the Older Adult
Upon completion of this educational activity, lay providers will be able to more effectively support nursing home staff and advocate for residents.
Unit 1 Bowel and Bladder Management for the Older Adult - Lay Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Bowel & Bladder
Phase 2: Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care - Lay Provider
Upon completion of this educational activity, lay providers should be able to support residents with autism and other developmental disorders. This means that lay providers will view resident autonomy and choice as essential and will encourage it. Lay providers will also understand the importance of displaying a caring attitude by focusing on residents’ strengths and maintaining resident dignity.
Module 1 Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care
Lay providers will understand the importance of displaying a caring attitude by focusing on residents’ strengths and maintaining resident dignity.
Unit 1 Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care - Lay Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Autism
Phase 2: Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care - Lay Provider
Upon completion of this educational activity, the lay provider will understand the changing demographics of nursing home residents and the historical and political context from which current quality measures developed. He or she will also understand the culture change movement in long-term care, will be familiar with two common models of person-centered care, and will be equipped to support health providers in their jobs.
Module 1 Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care - Lay Providers
Upon completion of this educational activity, the lay provider will be equipped to support health providers in their roles with residents.
Unit 1 Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care
Module 2 Learning-Paced Evaluation tool
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Models
Phase 3: Transition to Practice in Long-Term Care Settings
This course helps new and seasoned nurses transitioning to long term care to learn about the challenges and rewards of working with the older adult population in nursing homes.
Module 1 Nursing Facilities Overview
Providers will gain an understanding of the nursing home environment and the residents who live there.
Unit 1 Phase 3: Introduction
Unit 2 Getting to Know Your Nursing Home
Module 2 Care of the Older Adult
Providers of patient-centered care will learn the characteristics of the older adult patient population as it relates to assessment and care.
Unit 1 Caring for the Older Adult
Module 3 Promoting Wellness in Body Systems & Functioning of the Older Adult
This module will inform health providers about the factors that impact older adults' cognitive functions, changes in the body systems of older adults, and introduce interventions that can be utilized to minimize and prevent health problems.
Unit 1 Promoting Wellness in Older Adults' Minds and Bodies
Module 4 Legal and Ethical Concepts
This module will inform providers on the nurse licensure scope of practice for the LVN, RN and APRN from the Texas Board of Nursing rules, as well as the principles of delegation and the peer review process.
Unit 1 Staying Within My Scope of Practice
Module 5 The Nurse's Duties and Responsibilities in the Nursing Facility
This module will inform providers about the nurse's role to maintain safe practices and adhere to facility policies.
Unit 1 Knowing Facility Policies and Regulations
Module 6 Management Concepts
Upon completion of this educational activity, providers will have learned tools to feel better prepared to provide safe patient care, and also gain knowledge about fostering team building and effective communication to influence others in order to increase patient quality of care.
Unit 1 Every Nurse Can Be a Leader
Module 7 Quality Improvement
Upon completion of this educational activity, providers will be able to define quality improvement and will have increased their understanding of how to improve the quality of care at their facilities.
Unit 1 Ensuring High Quality Patient Care
Module 8 The Next Steps: Resources and Engagement
As a patient safety advocate there are many resources available that promote safe and competent nursing care. Reference this information often and share them with your colleagues.
Unit 1 I'm a Lifelong Learner
Unit 2 Phase 3: Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool