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2019 Hands-On Caregiver Workshop
Thursday, June 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Education/Training

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J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center
102 N. Main St.
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Hands-On Caregivers are critical members of the long-term care field and your team. This training is focused towards CNAs, CMAs and RAs. Others are welcome to attend, but this educational opportunity has been planned specifically for hands-on caregivers.

Sexuality in Nursing Homes: The Heart has no Wrinkles
Laci Cornelison, PEAK 2.0 Project Coordinator; MS, LBSW, AHCA
1.0 RC

The sexuality of the residents we care for has long been a taboo subject. As caregivers on the front lines know, avoidance of the topic does not make it go away. Sexuality is a normal human need that does not stop when crossing the nursing home threshold. Learn ways that, as a caregiver, you can honor resident sexuality and respond to inappropriate sexual expression.

Learning Lab: Bathing Alternatives
Laci Cornelison, PEAK 2.0 Project Coordinator; MS, LBSW, AHCA
1.0 RC

Do you work with a resident who consistently refuses showers, baths, and whirlpools? Does this resident holler, scream or become combative and tense during bathing? Bathing alternatives are an important tool to eliminate this caregiving challenge. In this learning lab, you will get hands-on instruction in several key bathing alternative methods known to enhance person-centered care practices. You will also receive tools to take back to your organizations for immediate use.

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid: Caring for the Older Adult
Brenda Groves, Quality Improvement Consultant; Operator & LPN
1.5 RC

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this session you will learn what mental health first aid is and will be introduced to the MHFA action plan as it relates to caring for older adults with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Practical Behavioral Management Strategies for Clients with Dementia – Presentation and Simulation
Amy Siple, MSN, FNP, GS-C
3.5 RC

Dementia related behaviors is a common challenge faced by long term care staff. It results in frustration, staff turnover, falls and other injuries. Creativity and good problem-solving skills represents our greatest asset in dealing with behaviors. This presentation will focus on practical tips for engaging with our clients who suffer from dementia. Participants will work though case studies in small groups and simulate the scenario with possible responses.

Continuing Education

This educational event has been approved for up to 7.0 continuing education hours in the core of Resident Care for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Assisted Living Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Health Occupations and Credentialing approved provider number (LTS A0009).

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 7.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

All other disciplines will receive a certification of attendance.

Continuing education hours are subject to change.

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