Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

Course Objectives

  • Identify and understand trauma-informed care principles
  • Develop a deeper understanding of resilience and self-care
  • Utilize person-centered trauma-informed care principles to develop a deeper understanding of the unique effects of trauma on the older adult population, potential symptoms and triggers

Course Description

The Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care paradigm helps to contextualize the lived experiences of individuals who have suffered significant trauma. It guides us both in our care of these individuals and care of ourselves. Learn about current research on Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care. Utilize this learning and understanding to help better serve our older adult community and other populations who have suffered significant trauma.

Course Price: FREE

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Contact Hours: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (2 contact hours, 2-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Recognize how staff empowerment relates to leadership
  • Discover the value of staff empowerment
  • Describe the characteristics of a good leader
  • Discuss the effects of the new philosophy of leadership and how it impacts culture change

Course Description

In these demanding times for long term care leaders, we must look for “new” leaders in our organizations.  Finding and training these new shining stars will be discussed in this interactive class.  Ways to empower staff will be analyzed, as well as characteristics of a good leader.  Differentiation between management and leadership will be defined.  

Course Price: $109

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Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Administration Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between palliative and hospice care
  • Describe how to effectively communicate to a dying person
  • Recognize how good customer service is important throughout the dying process
  • Compare cultural differences related to death and dying
  • Identify signs of impending death

Course Outline

  • End of Life Philosophy
  • Death and Mortality Exercise
  • Effective Communication
  • Case Studies
  • End of Life Customer Service
  • Signs and Symptoms of Dying
  • Measuring Success
  • Regulatory Compliance

Course Description

This course is taught by a Registered Nurse who works in long-term care and understands the daily challenges of caring for people at the end of life. We connect with your staff and work through those challenges and provide tools and resources for success. This course is designed to teach staff how to provide a personal, peaceful, and meaningful dying experience for elders and families.

Course Price: $109

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Contact Hours: 6 hours, 6 Res-Care Hours

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Describe regulations that impact activities and quality for life of residents.
  • Define person centered activity approaches.
  • Explain activity approaches for people with dementia.
  • Demonstrate activity ideas.
  • Identify how meaningful activities are defined

Course Description

Life enhancement or activities are a crucial part of quality of life for residents in long-term care.  In so many communities the role of activities is shared with many staff members throughout the organization.  So often, staff do not feel comfortable conducting activities because they do not know what to do or how to do it.  This class will explore what the new role of life enhancement looks like.  The class will also have interactive portions that will spark creativity and provide resources to bring back to the community to enhance residents’ lives.

6 CEUs for licensed nurses, social workers, Adult Care Home Administrators and Operators (5-Resident Care & 1-Admin).

Course Price: $109

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

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 5-Res Care Hours & 1-Admin)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Description

Communication and team building are important to any organization, especially long-term care.  This class will describe effective ways to communicate, explore the value of staff empowerment and other ways to build an effective team.  This class would be excellent for formal and informal leaders.  

Course Objectives

  • Identify strategies for building teams
  • Demonstrate how to be a valuable team member
  • Discuss the importance of customer service and team building
  • Describe effective communication techniques
  • Explore the value of staff empowerment when building an effective team 

Course Price: $109

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

Contact Hours: 6 (1 day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

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Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

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

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

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Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Learn general assisted living concepts pertinent to nursing
  • Discuss the relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreements and health service plan.
  • Examine negotiated service agreement and health service plan development.
  • Explain medication management and other nursing function regulations.

Course Description

This class is designed to help the assisted living/residential healthcare/home plus nurse with some of the concepts learned in the operators course.  The relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be discussed.  How to develop the negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be examined in detail.  The regulations regarding medication management and other nursing functions will also be explained.  If you have not taken the Assisted Living Operators Course and are currently working or hope to work in state licensed only adult care homes this class is definitely for you.

Course Price: $109

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

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours - 2 Administrative Hours, 4 Resident Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS