HCQU Course Listings

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Org Course Title Course Description Credits
The Advocacy Alliance Parkinson’s Disease This training provides an overview of Parkinson’s Disease, and explores the means to promote safety. This training features: Basic knowledge of the physiological causes of Parkinson’s Disease; Primary and secondary symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; Ways to assist individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in activities of daily living; Ways to promote a safe and healthy environment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance PICA This training provides an overview of PICA, an eating disorder characterized by eating non-food items. This training features: PICA by definition; The different theories of what causes PICA; Warning signs of and medical harm from PICA ; What can be done to manage and control PICA. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Pneumonia Overview This training provides a general overview of Pneumonia. This training features: Development of Pneumonia; Prevention of an individual from developing Pneumonia; Signs and symptoms of Pneumonia; Risk factors for developing Pneumonia; Treatment of Pneumonia. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Pneumonia Types and Treatment This training provides information on the types of Pneumonia and the various treatments and best practices available. This training features: Signs and symptoms of the various types of Pneumonia; Signs and symptoms of Pneumonia in individuals with mental retardation; Strategies for treatment and prevention of Pneumonia. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Positive Behaviors Supports and Behavior Intervention Plans This training provides an overview of positive behavior supports and behavior intervention plans. This training features: Challenging behaviors by definition; Essential components of positive behavior supports; The Functional Behavioral Assessment as a key component of the Behavioral Intervention Support Plan. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Professionalism: Beliefs, Attitudes and Behaviors This training addresses the importance of Professionalism and how it is (or is not) reflected in one’s beliefs, attitudes and observed behaviors. This training features: Professionalism by definition; Key elements of Professionalism; Guidelines for Professional Conduct by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Psychotropic Drugs an Overview This training provides an overview of the medication category of Psychotropic Medications. This training features: Frequently prescribed Psychotropic Medications; The purpose for prescribing Psychotropic Medications; Common side effects of of Psychotropic Medications; The importance of therapeutic blood level monitoring; Medications requiring therapeutic blood level monitoring. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Relationships and Boundaries This training focuses on Relationships and Boundaries of relationships. This training features: Relationships and Boundaries by definition; The importance of healthy relationships to a person’s quality of life; Healthy and unhealthy relationships in regard to an individual’s boundaries; Use of assertiveness training to change boundaries in a relationship. (Intermediate) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Respiratory Complications This training provides an overview of common respiratory illness and diseases. This training features: A summary of the anatomy of the respiratory system; Signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases; Treatments for common respiratory diseases; The seriousness of respiratory illnesses and complications; Preventative measures and their benefits. (Basic) 1
The Advocacy Alliance Retts Syndrome This training provides an overview of Retts Syndrome, a neurological disorder resulting in mental retardation and developmental degeneration. This training features: Diagnostic and supportive criteria for Retts Syndrome; Long term care for persons with Retts Syndrome; Common complications of Retts Syndrome. (Basic) 1