Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Provide brief overview of the long-term care environment.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the paid nutrition assistant.
  • Discuss resident centered concepts regarding eating and dining.
  • Cite resident rights pertaining to resident dining.
  • Demonstrate caring techniques for residents with special needs.
  • Examine proper positioning for meals.
  • Identify procedures for a safe dining experience.
  • Explain fundamentals of good nutrition in the elderly.

Course Description

Paid nutrition assistant is an individual who is paid to assist residents of an adult care home, with eating, and who provides such assistance under the supervision of a registered professional or licensed practical nurse.  This course, taught by Evergreen’s Director of Health, will be interactive and resident centered.  The class is perfect for anyone that wants to assist residents with eating and has not been trained as a CNA.  

Course Price: $199

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 2 Day Class, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (12 contact hours, 12-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:00am

Course Objectives

  • Discuss motor and non-motor symptoms common in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Report the relevance of multidisciplinary teams, including movement disorder specialists, in the care of those with PD
  • Explain the importance of “on time medication administration” for those with PD
  • Develop a transfer plan for those with PD so that medication reconciliation is initiated with receiving hospitals/health care settings
  • List important topics for an in-service program for caregivers and licensed personnel caring for those with PD

Course Description

Learning what you don’t know you don’t know!

For more than 20 years only Alzheimer’s Disease has beat out Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world (Tanner and Goldman, 1996).  As many as one million Americans are living with PD in our country today.  The most recent statistics reveal almost 10% of nursing home residents in the United States have been diagnosed with PD (Hoegh, Ibrahim, Chibnall, Zaidi, & Grossberg, 2013).

Are you using the most recent evidence-based information about Parkinson’s Disease to care for these vulnerable individuals?  Do you know the “premotor symptoms” of PD?  Are you confident in your understanding of medications and medication administration to quell the symptoms of PD?

Have breakfast with other nurse leaders in the area and learn how you can provide the highest level of evidence-based care to those in your homes who have Parkinson’s Disease. 

Course Price: $35
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (1 contact hour, 1-Res Care Hour)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS