CPR/AED Certification for Infant/Child (held yearly) The purpose of this 4-hour course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for infants and children in emergency situations. 1-year American Red Cross certification must be renewed every year.
|Standard First Aid (held monthly) The purpose of this 3-hour course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until professional medical personnel arrive and take over. Students who qualify are issued a three-year American Red Cross certificate or a two-year American Heart Association certificate.|
Medication Administration Program (MAP) Certification (held monthly) This 16-hour course uses three full days to inform attendees about medications, drug interactions, safe procedures and proper recordkeeping necessary in the administration of medications to clients. After class has been completed, a test is administered at American Red Cross. Test results usually come back 3 to 4 weeks later. Class time is 6 hours a day, including lunch break. There is required reading between classes. Certification must be renewed every 3 years.
Medicare D Training The purpose of this 3-hour training is to educate MR and MH Senior Program Directors and Program Directors on how to assist their clients in the sign-on process for the new Medicare D drug prescription plan which went into effect January 1, 2006.
|Nutrition, Exercise and Strategies for Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle This 2½-hour workshop covers the overall principles of good nutrition and exercise program. Participants will learn how to calculate appropriate calorie intake, how to substitute low fat, sugar free and low-salt foods to satisfy high calorie|
cravings, and how to determine the right kind and amount of exercise. By adapting the simple guidelines in this program, participants will be able to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity, and generally guide clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Special emphasis will be placed on issues facing residential programs, such as shopping within budgetary constraints, cooking for clients, and client health/behavioral food issues.
|Stop Smoking Workshop (2 sessions, 1½ hours each) Upon completion of these 2 sessions, participants will be able to stop smoking painlessly by recognizing the triggers before they arise by using a variety of cognitive (thinking/doing) approaches along with a number of intuitive (self-hypnosis, autosuggestion and imagery conditioning) techniques. Students will learn how to disarm that part of the personality that triggers the desire for nicotine. In addition to knowledge about the use of these techniques, participants will take with them a reinforcement tape and a wide array of instructional booklets, self-administered profiles and exercises which enhance the workshop curriculum.|