Outlines proper parental management and care for a health infant, toddler, and child. Lists, for parents, appropriate vaccination requirements and pediatric micro- and macronutrient requirements. Outlines, for developing infants, optimal nutritional regimens. Identifies, for toddlers and children, proper age-related heights and weights. Determines the appropriate use of food substitutes when food allergies exist. Defines unmet childhood dental needs. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
Explains how personality types, habits, and beliefs inuences behavior and the risk for disease. Discusses how mental disorders such as anxiety and depression aect physical health. Describes how addiction to sweet, fatty, and salty foods promotes obesity. Lists the diets shown to enhance longevity and prevent disease. Lists the causes of improved life expectancy in the United States. Explains how patients can delay or survive the top ten causes of morbidity and mortality. Describes, how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other health-care professions.
In this DVD presentation, Master Instructor Kent Howard will guide the viewer through basic methods of self-protection, retreat, and escape. He will demonstrate skills to deal with seizures and strikes. Finally, he will describe how to engage, control, and restrain an angry or aggressive client. This course will satisfy 2 contact hours in Category 5 for patient safety for pharmacist and pharmacy technician credits.
After completing this course, participants will be able to 1) describe strategies for self-protection, retreat, and escape, 2) demonstrate core skills for defense against seizures and strikes, 3) describe how to engage and gain control over a client who is acting out; and 4) explain the role of self-defense and humane care in crisis intervention.
Identifies clinical signs & symptoms of inflammation. Demonstrates the connections between inflammatory processes and chronic illness. Describes the role of inflammation in specific illnesses such as heart disease, COPD, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. Lists practical strategies to reduce levels of inflammation in clinical practice. Explains the rationale for good dental prophylaxis and skin care in patients with chronic illness. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Describes the essential components of forming, storing, and retrieving memories. Lists practical ways that perception, time, emotions, stress, and sleep affect memory. Discusses the differences between normal forgetting, age-related memory decline & amnesia syndromes. Lists the common lifestyle factors, medical conditions and medications that can compromise memory. Describes useful strategies to preserve memory & help patients and caregivers cope. Describes how information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Describes the main brain functions that contribute to addictive behavior. Explains the major ways that addiction changes the brains of addicts. Describes how drugs mimic and alter neurotransmitters which provoke the psychological effects of addiction. Explains the difference between drug dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Describes the clinical consequences of addiction to food, opioids, street drugs, and alcohol. Lists and compare the major treatment options for legal and illegal drug addictions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep disorders, and a host of medications can wreak havoc on patients' appetite. Cravings for salt, sugar, and fat can easily undermine even the best efforts to manage hypertension, diabetes, and weight. This seminar on Understanding Cravings and Emotions is designed to help Health Professionals gain insight into this complex clinical and social dilemma. Health Professionals will also appreciate practical suggestions for creating healthier routines, using specific foods, meals, and snacks to stabilize mood, and learning how to recognize emotional eating in patients.
Whether the patient is an elderly widow struggling to stay in his/her own home or a retiring combat veteran with a serious brain injury, Health Professionals are constantly asked to navigate an increasingly complex system with less help, fewer resources, and almost impossible expectations. This seminar “Understanding Dementia” will help Health Professionals better understand the physical, mental, & emotional consequences of conditions ranging from sports related injuries in adolescents to Alzheimer’s in the frail elderly. Health professionals completing this course will also gain insights into the stress, anxiety, and depression that often plague dementia patients and their families. Incorporating these insights into daily practice and sharing this information with colleagues, staff, and caregivers can enhance quality of life for everyone involved.