Risk Management

This ambitious class is actually a combination of different material associated with identifying and managing risk within a long-term care environment.  This includes a comprehensive Lifecycle Risk Management System (LRMS) to provide a single methodology for integrating the issues of risk with human populations within the same facility over long periods of time.

This class covers the basics of infection control in long-term care environments. It includes information on preventing, managing, and controlling infections for residents, patients, staff members and others. The material presented includes information on the assessment, response, and management of potential problem areas in the physical facility.

In a normal year, approximately 175 Americans die from extreme heat. Young children, elderly people, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to become victims.

This is an overview class covering time-critical and other issues associated with skin problems and pressure ulcers related to patients/residents in long-term care facilities. This includes important guidelines for the identification, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers and skin problems.

This important class covers the many issues associated with the prevention and recovery from falls. This includes critical information on balance and reducing the risk from fall injuries. Prevention information includes issues associated with personal health as well as maintaining a safe home environment.

This competence covers supporting the protection of individuals, key people and others. This involves supporting individuals to identify and take action 
to deal with situations, events and behavior that may result in danger, harm and abuse, supporting individuals to evaluate and provide feedback on actions to manage the risk of danger, harm and abuse, and monitoring and evaluating systems to protect individuals.

This competence covers developing risk management plans to support 
individuals’ independence and daily living within their home. This involves preparing to and carrying out risk assessments, and developing, agreeing and regularly reviewing risk management plans for individuals.