COVID-19 rapidly changed our world of training in how we deliver Outreach Education. For most of Spring and Summer 2020, COVID-19 restrictions prevented the education team from traveling to sites to provide face-to-face training. This Fall/Winter, we have started to venture out to places contingent upon sites meeting strict COVID-19 criteria and protocols.
The education team has also met education requests through live webinars (no masks required!). The team enhanced online education by increasing the level of engagement and interactivity in each session.
Self-studies continue to be an efficient way to provide education in the province. Coming soon is the self-study module, “Sexuality and Intimacy in Continuing Care.”
At this time, PIECES is presented as face-to-face education.
Up and Coming Outreach Education Webinars:
Mar. 31/21 (2:00 – 3:30) – Depression in the Elderly
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability. It is important that health care staff realize that depression in the elderly is treatable and that treatment can result in major functional, social and health gains. Educators will discuss the signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly, review illnesses and medications that can cause symptoms of depression, and identify the role of health care staff in the treatment of depression.
April 13/21 (2:00 – 3:30) – Resident to Resident Aggression
Resident-to-resident aggression is a growing phenomenon in long-term care centres. In this course, educators will explore risk factors that can contribute to resident-to-resident aggression, as well as potential measures that may aid in preventing or reducing resident-to-resident aggression. We will use the ABCC Model to work through case studies.
April 19/21 (2:00 – 3:30 PM) – Seniors & Addictions
Discuss the prevalence and implications of alcohol use in the senior population and the ramifications of abuse on the individual and families. Identify why alcohol abuse is often under-recognized and under-reported within this population. Briefly outline treatment methods and the role of the health care staff providing care to the elderly client with addictions.
May 6/21 (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM) - Creating a Therapeutic Relationship & ABCC’s of Behaviour Management
Review communication strengths and deficits of individuals with cognitive impairment.
Identify the use of verbal prompts, announcements, object cueing, touch, music, humor and client choice in activities of daily living (ADL) care. Describe responsive behaviours & the main components of the ABCC model of behaviour management. Give examples of potential consequences of responsive behaviour at the individual, residence and staff level.
May 20/21 (2:00 – 4:00 PM) – Fall Prevention, Secure Spaces and Least Restraint for the Elderly
Falls and injury from falls are critical issues in healthcare safety. We often hear that it’s just common-sense information, but out of all reporting provinces, Alberta has Canada’s third-highest hospital admissions rate for seniors who have fallen. We will review fall risks and the learner’s role in a team approach to fall prevention and least restraint while maximizing the client’s functional mobility. Educators will review various
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