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November 13, 2017 | End of Life Care
November's Top Notch Training on End of Life Care was taught by the Partners in Care Interdisciplinary Team. The panel included expert speakers on Symptom Management, Safety, Comfort Measures, Transfers, Special Needs of Veterans, Advance Directives and Caregiver Fatigue.
Right at Home care staff were engaged and learned some invaluable skills that they will take with them out into the field. Thank you to Partners In Care for helping to make our Top Notch Training Program a great success!
June 20, 2017 | Taking Vitals, Identifying Change in Client Condition and Wound Care
Nurse Wendy taught our lovely caregivers about taking vital signs including manual blood pressure, heart rate & respirations. We also learned about all the signs which indicate a client may be having a stroke or other critical change in conditions such as heart attack or respiratory distress.
Symptoms of stroke include trouble walking, speaking, and understanding, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm, or leg. If you’re having a stroke, it’s critical that you get medical attention right away. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.
Wound care segment focused on recognizing & preventing pressure ulcers and preventing skin break down by using proper techniques such as frequent turning of an immobile client, floating the clients’ heels and use of a draw sheet when pulling a client up in bed.
June 6, 2017 | End of Life Care
Chaplain Ernie presents on the Special Needs of Veterans. Right at Home cares for many of our honored US Veterans and we appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our country.
Ms. Velda, PIC Palliative Care Nurse, explains more details on Advance Directives. Caregivers learn what to do in the case of a client with a DNR order.
Here, Barb, the Social Work Supervisor for PIC, talks about the best ways to alleviate caregiver stress. Caregivers learn about self-care and “Caring for the Caregiver". Barb gives resources that our caregivers can turn to in order to mitigate “Compassion Fatigue.”
The Hospice House Clinical Supervisor, Ms. Jenni Carver-Ross, RN, CHPN speaks on End of Life Care & Symptom Management.
May 2017 | Feeding Tube and Medication Administration
May’s TNT brought our largest turn out yet with 14 caregivers in total attending. The topic was tube feeding & medication administration taught by our Right at Home registered nurse, Wendy McCullough.
A G-tube or PEG tube is a short and hollow tube inserted into the stomach from the surface of the abdomen through an opening called the “gastrostomy site.” The G-tube is used as an access to deliver nutrition supplements & medication to a person for our clients who would otherwise be unable to attain proper nutrition by mouth.
In June we will have 2 separate TNT training classes. Topics will include End of Life Care, Taking Vitals & Wound Care.
April 2017 | Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicide in Seniors
Here are some photos from April’s Top Notch Training on Depression, Substance abuse & Suicide in Seniors, led by Angela Jensen, LCSW & Mary Callison, MSW. Thanks to all of our dedicated, professional caregivers who made the effort to attend and learn more about their field!
March 2017 | Teepa Snow Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia
Our March 2017 Top Notch Training class focused on the Teepa Snow Approach to Alzheimers & Dementia presented by Angela Belew Jensen LCSW & Mary Callison MSW. We want to thank these outstanding speakers for teaching such an informative and fun class! All of the caregivers that attended will be entered into a raffle for a Walmart gift card on Friday.
February 2017 | Catheter, Colostomy and Perineal Care
Here are some photos from February’s Top Notch Training class. Nurse Wendy taught the class on Catheter, Colostomy & Perineal Care. Thanks to the wonderful caregivers who attended- Debbie, Lisa M., Kathy, Jaci & Virginia! Your names will all be entered into the raffle for a Fred Meyer gift card!