November 15th, 2017

New Lesson Release: Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors

People enter healthcare systems with an expectation of receiving care that will help and not harm them. Yet, present studies show evidence of large numbers of people receiving injury, often unintentional but preventable, during the administration of healthcare. Completion of the medical errors reduction course provides the learner with the ability to gain knowledge about […]

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November 9th, 2017

New Lesson Release: Oral Health for Caregivers

Oral hygiene has long been associated with the overall health of residents. The relationship of oral health to quality of care and quality of life is recognized and discussed in the Requirements of Participation (RoP) across multiple sections. Oral health of residents will be examined through not only the observation of oral health and dentition, […]

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October 19th, 2017

New Lesson Release: Clinical Hospice Orientation Curriculum

Healthcare professionals in the long-term care setting inevitably interact with a resident in need of Hospice care during their professional careers. The HCA Clinical Hospice Orientation Curriculum has been designed to help learners understand the goals of hospice care. In addition, learners will better understand their role in the hospice process to best serve the […]

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October 11th, 2017

Lesson Update: MDS Competency-Based Certificate Program

Recently, we have received wonderful feedback from our customers on our MDS 3.0 Certificate Program. We have updated the program to help create a competency-based program that supports critical thinking. This content is now available. Healthcare Academy has updated their comprehensive curriculum that educates staff on the MDS 3.0 Assessment. This curriculum has been designed […]

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October 5th, 2017

New Lesson Release: Rehab Academy: Dysphagia Programs: What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know!

Difficulty swallowing (Dysphagia) is prevalent among aging adults. Due to the aging population in long term care facilities, rehabilitation professionals need to acquire knowledge about quality Dysphagia care. This lesson has been designed to help the learner understand the positive and negative outcomes of Dysphagia care in long term care. It will provide strategies to […]

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September 28th, 2017

New Lesson Release: Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: 1-Hour AND 3-Hour Curriculum

Healthcare Academy is excited to announce the launch of TWO new Alzheimer’s Disease lessons! They are: Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 1-Hour Curriculum Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 3-Hour Curriculum A brief summary of each is listed below. Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 1-Hour Curriculum This lesson is an […]

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September 22nd, 2017

New Lesson Release: Implementing a Competency-Based Program in Long-Term Care

  Nursing services, under the new Requirements of Participation, states that facilities must have sufficient nursing staff with the appropriate competencies and skills sets to provide nursing and related services to assure resident safety and attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident. Additionally, the new requirements define the […]

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September 19th, 2017

New Lesson Release: High Alert Medications

High Alert Medications: What You Need to Know for Administration and Assisting with Administration Medication administration carries the most risk and impact on resident well-being. This lesson is an overview of high alert medications. The lesson will also explore the risks and side effects associated to high alert medications along with learning the best practices […]

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June 22nd, 2017

Healthcare Academy Scheduled Maintenance

Healthcare Academy will be performing server maintenance Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 from 11:00 pm until 2:00 am CST. During this time you may not be able to access Healthcare Academy.

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June 5th, 2017

New Lesson Releases for Rehab Academy!

Healthcare Academy (HCA) is excited to launch new Rehab Academy courses! This comprehensive curriculum provides accredited continuing education (CE) activities to rehabilitation specialty professionals. HCA enlisted a group of key opinion leaders (KOLs) to guide in the development of course work appropriate for those working in the rehab setting in long term care. This includes […]

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