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- Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders for home health Care for people with Alzheimer's disease is aimed at enhancing quality of life and maximizing functional performance by improving cognition, mood, and behavior. This program for home health care providers discusses effective communication with patients who have Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; behavior management; maximization of daily function; and development of the interpersonal skills needed in working with family members and other caregivers.
- Bevel Up: Drugs, Users amp; Outreach Nursing (Teaching manual included)Bevel Up: Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing explores how to deliver the most effective - and least judgmental - healthcare to people who use drugs. This groundbreaking teaching DVD combines a 45-minute documentary with an additional 3.5 hours of interactive menus and additional interviews and footage.
- Maternal Mental Health: Understanding, Care and Support
- Mental Health Issues in the Acute Care Setting Part I Recognition and AssessmentPart I Recognition and Assessment This program addresses the impact of mental health disorders on an individual's ability to provide self-care. It also looks at the stress these disorders place on caregivers and the economy worldwide. The signs and symptoms which will aid healthcare workers in identifying mental health disorders are described and shown. The concepts of stereotype and prejudice as related to mental health are also discussed. Concerns and fears related to caring for patients with mental illness in the acute medical setting are identified and discussed
- Mental Health Issues in the Acute Care Setting Part II Effective Intervention TechniquesPart II Effective Intervention Techniques This program utilizes a scenario format to show effective methods of working with patients suffering from mental disorders while in the acute care environment. Simple techniques to promote safety and prevent patient or staff injury are outlined, as well as methods to maintain control of the situation when a patient is having difficulty remaining in control. The program also shows some of the reasons mental health patients get into difficulty. Appropriate methods for supporting family members and eliciting information from are also illustrated, as is the role of the nurse as a facilitator of communication between the various members of the health care team. Restrictions on the use of restraints, both physical and chemical, are also addressed. Proper documentation of observed behaviors is discussed.
- Psychotropic Medications - Anti Anxiety Agents
- Psychotropic Medications - Anti Depressant Agents
- Psychotropic Medications - Anti Psychotic Agents
- Psychotropic Medications - Mood Stabilizing Agents
- Street NurseCathy Crowe's is a familiar name. For years, as one of Toronto's 50 or so street nurses, she has visited the habitats of the homeless tending to their blistered feet, infected wounds and often fragile psyches. She helps find night shelter for them when temperature reach lethally low levels. That's the silent, unseen, unheard part of what she does. But it's her passionate advocacy on behalf of the homeless that has made her name familiar.
- The Interventionists: Chronicles of a Mental Health Crisis TeamA unique crisis team works their cases in downtown Toronto.