Direct Support Professional + HIV & AIDS Program

Price: 
$1,080.00
Category: 
Counseling & Coaching
Combined Hours: 
184
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our Direct Support Professional + HIV & AIDS Program combines learning to provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical disabilities with teaching healthcare professionals about HIV/AIDS and the OSHA Guidelines.

Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professionals provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical disabilities in a number of settings including group homes, day programs, home & community based services, and vocational rehabilitation. Students will learn methods for providing assistance with living skills development, health maintenance, medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for developing individuals’ basic living and social skills with the primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability.

Prerequisite(s): None

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This course will help you as a healthcare professional understand HIV/AIDS better as well as the OSHA Guidelines.

** Course Subject to Change.

Direct Support Professional

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the role of the direct support professional
  • List methods for providing care to support clients’ physical and mental health
  • Recall the methods for empowering clients and providing the care they prefer
  • Recognize consumer rights and responsibilities in health care
  • Identify the importance of supporting community inclusion 

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the HIV Life Cycle
  • Distinguish between different populations and the prevalence of HIV
  • Select the facts about AIDS and drug abuse
  • Identify the issues related to pregnancy and HIV
  • Identify ways to prevent HIV transmission

Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professional Module 1
Intro to Direct Support

  • The Role of the DSP
  • Self-Care and Personal Care (Personal Hygiene)
  • Community Health Care

Direct Support Professional Module 2 
Ethics and Consumer Rights

  • Consumer Rights & Responsibilities in Health Care
  • Ethical & Legal Issues Affecting the DSP
  • Basic Medical Terminology & Body Organization

Direct Support Professional Module 3
Communication & Documentation

  • Classification of Disease
  • Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional
  • Observation, Reporting, & Documentation

Direct Support Professional Module 4
Meeting Client Needs

  • Meeting Basic Human Needs
  • Comfort, Pain, Rest, & Sleep
  • Developing Cultural Sensitivity

Direct Support Professional Module 5
Health & Job Safety

  • Understanding Infections
  • Infection Control
  • Environmental & Job Safety

Direct Support Professional Module 6
Client Movement & Safety

  • Client Safety & Positioning
  • The Client’s Mobility & Transfer Skills
  • The Client’s Mobility & Ambulation

Direct Support Professional Module 7
Supporting Mental and Physical Health

  • Nutritional Needs & Diet Modifications
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Caring for Clients with Emotional Illnesses

Direct Support Professional Module 8 
End-of-Life Care

  • Death & Dying Care
  • Caring for Clients who are Terminally Ill
  • Caring for Clients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Direct Support Professional Module 9 
Caring for Special Populations

  • Care of the Elderly & Chronically Ill
  • Caring for the Clients with Cancer
  • Alternative, Complementary, & Integrative Approaches

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.