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Wisconsin Caregiver Academy

Course Descriptions

Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) and Adult Family Home (AFH) State Approved Courses

The CBRF Train-the-Trainer program has been developed to offer another option for individuals without the required background to seek approval as an instructor, based on successful completion of a department-approved Train-the-Trainer course.

Medication Administration, Train-the-Trainer: 20 hour course

Instructors:
Sally Schmidt, RN
Barb Lottmann, RN
Ellen Brzezinksi, RN

Medication Administration Train-the-Trainer was developed and approved by the State to offer another option for individuals without the required background to seek approval as a CBRF instructor.
This Wisconsin Department of Health approved course was designed to provide participants with the program knowledge, training skills and curriculum to offer high-quality training to their own students and staff.

By the end of this program students will be able to: 
- Identify and define State Regulations DHS 83 and State Statute Chapter 50
- Demonstrate Medication Administration principles and training techniques
- Instruct using training techniques for adult learners
- Retain and perform the knowledge and lessons acquired from this course

Standard Precautions, Train-the-Trainer: 8 hour course

Instructors:
Sally Schmidt, RN
Barb Lottmann, RN
Mike Nichols, Certified State Instructor
Ellen Brzezinski, RN

Standard Precautions Train-the-Trainer was developed and approved by the State to offer another option for individuals without the required background to seek approval as a CBRF instructor.
This Wisconsin Department of Health approved course was designed to provide participants with the program knowledge, training skills and curriculum to offer high-quality training to their own students and staff.

By the end of this program students will be able to: 
-Identify and define State Regulations DHS 83; WI Administrative Rules for CBRF’s
-Demonstrate Standard Precautions skills and knowledge
-Instruct using training techniques for adult learners
-Retain and perform the knowledge and lessons acquired from this course

Fire Safety, Train-the-Trainer: 12 hour course

Instructors:
Mike Nichols, Certified State Instructor
Steve Unruh, Certified State Instructor

Fire Safety Train-the-Trainer was developed and approved by the State to offer another option for individuals without the required background to seek approval as a CBRF instructor.
This Wisconsin Department of Health approved course was designed to provide participants with the program knowledge, training skills and curriculum to offer high-quality training to their own students and staff.

By the end of this program students will be able to: 
-Identify and define State Regulations DHS 83; WI Administrative Rules for CBRF’s
-Demonstrate Fire Safety skills and knowledge
-Instruct using training techniques for adult learners
-Retain and perform the knowledge and lessons acquired from this course


First Aid/CPR/AED & CBRF Bridge Course, Train-the-Trainer: 17 hour course + on-line blended learning course

Instructors:
Mike Nichols, Certified State Instructor
Steve Unruh, Certified State Instructor

This instructor trainer course was developed by the American Red Cross and approved by the WI Department of Health Services to train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. This course has been updated to include 2010 ECC Guidelines. Students must review and follow the directions on the attachment included with this course. This is a Blended Learning course consisting of on-line content and classroom segments. On-line material must be completed prior to attending the classroom activities. For more information, please reference the attachment you will receive via e-mail after you register. You do not need Basic Level Certification to take this course as it is part of the Instructor Course.

CBRF (Community Based Residential Facilities) Bridge Course: This class was designed for trainers to train participants with the WI Department of Health Services regulations pertaining to first aid and the procedures to alleviate choking.

By the end of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate essential training components of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED course.
- Instruct using training techniques for adult learners
- Retain and perform the knowledge and lessons acquired from this course

Individual Service Plan (ISP), Train-the-Trainer

Instructor:
Kathy Klika

A Train-the-Trainer course recognized by the Department of Quality Assurance to develop high quality, functional Individual Service Plans utilizing practical learning strategies and innovative approaches.

Participants will be able to:
-Train staff and other adult learners to create assessments and individual service plans utilizing practical strategies
-Identify multiple factors that influence a proper assessment
-Describe the documentation necessary for a compliant ISP
-Identify specific questions to ask while gathering assessment and ISP information
-Apply practical strategies and innovative approaches to complete a compliant resident assessment/ISP

Intellectual Disability: Understanding Changes as We Age, Train-the-Trainer Course

Instructors:
Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, Certified State Instructor
Kim Nolet, Certified State Instructor

As people with intellectual disability live longer, administrators and staff in assisted living environments will be encountering new caregiving challenges. In these environments, questions arise about needed resources and the role of caregiving personnel in helping support individuals as they age. Research indicates individuals with disabilities suffer more undiagnosed and untreated health conditions than the rest of the population. While there are many reasons for this, personnel in group homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes are in an ideal position to recognize and assess the symptoms of illness and to be effective advocates for the individuals they care for.

Topics will include:
-Normal aging
-Common age-related health conditions
-Tracking health symptoms
-Supporting persons with dementia
-Behavior cues that could be indicative of health problems
-Communicating with health care providers

Learning objectives:
This workshop seeks to assist and develop participants in the following areas:
-Understand physical and cognitive changes that are considered normal aging.
-Recognize when a change may not be related to normal aging and needs professional attention from a health care provider.
-Distinguish dementia from a spectrum of behavioral cues and identify ways to support persons with dementia in daily living.
-Effectively document health information for health care providers to improve diagnosis accuracy and/or treatment.
-Know how to support residents through illness and hospitalizations and advocate for the care they need.
-Identify resources to help individuals to receive the health care they need to age in place.

 

Continuing Education for Trainers

Fire Safety: 6 hour course

A workshop designed for assisted living caregivers, professionals and trainers, long-term care and direct care employees and volunteers, CBRF trainers and administrators, emergency service employees and fire safety educators, volunteers, and health care facility consultants.

This six hour course provides participants with skills and knowledge necessary in a CBRF setting.

Medication Administration: 6 hour course

This workshop is designed for assisted living caregivers, professionals and trainers, long-term care and direct care employees and volunteers, CBRF trainers and administrators, pharmaceutical professionals, CNAs, in-home caregivers, nurses, emergency services, educators, and health care facility consultants.

Training of Medication Administration is provided for unlicensed staff in order to administer oral and topical medications in programs defined by DHS 83.20 (2) (d) Medication administration and management.
Any employee who manages, administers or assists residents with prescribed or over-the-counter medications shall complete training in medication administration and management prior to assuming these job duties.

 

Webinars

Burns

Fire Extinguisher and Equipment

Residents Rights

Preventing Abuse and Neglect

Medication Violations

Dietary Needs