Adult Family CAREGIVERS NETWORK VOLUME 9 TRAININGS
Below are the training titles and descriptions for each Volume 9 AFCN training. After you have determined which trainings you are interested in ordering, select the number of tests and answer keys you will need for each. Only one answer key is needed for each training per facility. Each test includes a certificate of completion per caregiver.
*We encourage you to check with the licensing entity in your state to ensure that AFCN trainings will be counted toward training hours for your caregivers.
Follow the links below to view AFCN trainings from each volume.
**Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Order online for faster service.
Important Publisher's Note: Reproduction of Tests and Certificates of Completion may VOID your training hours.
**Please note, certificates are NOT mailed with the trainings. Certificates will be issued upon completions of the tests. Once you send us the completed tests, we will correct them and issue a certificate.
Volume 9, No. 1 Training & Certificate
Ear, Nose, and Throat: Addressing Common Ailments
Your ears, nose, and throat are all connected, so when one part has an infection, the others may be feeling it, too. No single article could address all of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) health problems, but this training will describe some of the more common ailments, and offer suggestions for finding relief.
Category: Infection Control
Volume 9, No. 1 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 2 Training & Certificate
Residents' Rights in Action
Addressing and ensuring residents' rights can be a complicated topic, so this training features a realistic dialogue between three caregivers that portrays how assuring residents' rights might be put into action in day-to-day caregiving.
Category: Residents’ Rights
Volume 9, No. 2 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 3 Training & Certificate
The Relationship between Diet & Exercise in Weight Loss
When caregivers exercise, practice healthy eating habits, and encourage the residents in their care to do the same, they are playing a vital role in improving lives one at a time which, in the long run contributes to societal transformation.
Category: Health & Safety
Volume 9, No. 3 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 4 Training & Certificate
Managing Allergies and Asthma
Allergies and asthma are among the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S. Approximately 15% of the population has some type of allergy, while 44,000 people suffer from an asthma attack every day. With these facts in mind, it's clear that caregivers need to know as much about these conditions as possible.
Category: Infection Control
Volume 9, No. 4 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 5 Training & Certificate
Common Meds: Side Effects, Drug Interactions & More
ALL drugs have benefits and risks. This training focuses on some typical side effects; drug interactions; benefits and adverse effects of certain types of drugs; and both generic and brand names of some common medications.
Category: Medication Management
Volume 9, No. 5 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 6 Training & Certificate
Everyday First Aid
This training examines how caregivers should typically be involved in treating the residents in their care. It also addresses some of the common, day-to-day medical concerns that a caregiver already has, or can be expected to run into.
Category: First Aid/Choking
Volume 9, No. 6 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 7 Training & Certificate
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
A brain injury or other mental condition can have a variety of effects: medical, physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral. Of these, behavioral problems are often among the most challenging for caregivers. This training focuses on how caregivers can deal with difficult behaviors.
Category: Behavior Management
Volume 9, No. 7 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 8 Training & Certificate
Mental Disorders: Diagnoses Often Prove Challenging
In caring for a resident with a mental disorder, it is important for family members, doctors and caregivers to work together to create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored for the individual. Remember that if treatment is not sought, the resident's mental state can be expected to decline.
Category: Mental Health Issues
Volume 9, No. 8 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 9 Training & Certificate
Stress is an Individual Experience
What causes stress? How can a caregiver successfully deal with stress? One thing is for sure: your answers are true for you. While stress is internal, how we react to it is the key.
Category: Stress Management
Volume 9, No. 9 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 10 Training & Certificate
Developing a Fire Safety Plan
This training examines the two major parts in devising a fire safety plan: the preventative steps that are likely required as part of an AFH or other care facility's licensing procedures; and the assessment steps that consider residents' individual needs. In other words, the "physical" parts of the plan that needs to be put in place, and the "human" aspects that also must be taken into account.
Category: Fire Safety
Volume 9, No. 10 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 11 Training & Certificate
This training discusses the important measures that caregivers can take to protect the confidentiality of care recipients.
Category: Residents Rights
Volume 9, No. 11 Answer Key
Volume 9, No. 12 Training & Certificate
Caring for the Cognitively Impaired
The term "cognitive impairment" covers a lot of territory including dementia, Down syndrome, and Cerebral palsy, to name a few. In some cases, what might be thought of as a cognitive impairment may actually be a hearing problem. However, regardless of the specific condition, structure is important because it creates a predictable environment that brings some comfort and understanding in residents' confusing world.
Category: Mental Health Issues
Volume 9, No. 12 Answer Key