Online Course » ASD11 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Health and Safety

Course Description:
This module on health and safety will introduce the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good health practices. Health is not just the absence of disease; it is being in the best possible health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A healthy lifestyle includes good nutrition, physical activity, avoiding smoking and other substances, stress management and early detection and treatment of health problems. Wellness is about habits that maintain good health, such as hand-washing, eating properly, getting plenty of exercise and good personal hygiene. Safety is about avoiding harm or injury. Certain practices, such as locking up poisons, increase safety by reducing the risk of being injured.
Course Objective:
After completing this module you should be able to:
• Describe the basic concepts of nutrition, dietary needs, and medication management.
• Identify symptoms and signs of illness and risk behaviors.
• Identify the steps for promoting client safety and responding to environmental emergencies.
• Describe basic good health practices that promote healthy lifestyles.
• Describe the importance of infection control and the role of standard precautions.

Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Credits:
2.00
Hours:
2.00
Certificates:
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