Medical & Related

NEW THE GOOD CAREGIVER
A One-of-a-Kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone
Caring for an Aging Loved One
Robert L. Kane, M.D. and Jeannine Ouellette
The Penguin Group, 2011
311 Pages

The book for this course equips caregivers to deal more effectively with the challenges of day-to-day care. It also deals with navigating the "system," including legal, financial and interpersonal hurdles.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to discuss/explain:

  • The Difference Between a Nursing Home And Assisted Living
  • Services Covered By Medicare
  • The Importance of "Caring" For The Caregiver
  • Steps Which Can Be Taken To Be Involved in One's Health Care
  • The Aging Brain and What This Involves
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-LCSW-MFT-NAADAC 24 Hours             
Price $130.00




NEW HALLUCINATIONS
Dr. Oliver Sacks, M.D.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013
293 Pages

The course examines the sensory distortions which range from visual migranes to other powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, and grief. Stories about Dr. Sacks' patients and his own experiences are presented to illustrate what hallucinations tell about the organization and the structure of the brain.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to discuss/explain:

  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome
  • The Illusion of Parkinsonism
  • Visual Migraines
  • Quasi-Hallucinations
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-NAADAC-LCSW-MFT 16 Hours             
Price $95.00




HIPAA-The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying
61 Pages

American Schools Association, 2010

This Act was first introduced in 1996, and was designed to improve the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets. Recently, additional provisions have been added to the Act. All health care providers are, or should be, familiar with the provisions of this Act.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline the Basics of this Act
  • Explain the Safeguards of HIPAA
  • Explain the HIPPA "Certification" Process
  • Explain Penalties for Privacy Violations
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-NAADAC-LCSW-MFT 6 Hours
Price $55.00




NEW INSTANT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
319 Pages
Ronald J. Diamond, M.D.
W.W. Norton, 3rd Edition, 2009

New medications are introduced every year, and unlike older medications, these new medications, even those within the same class, often carry strikingly different side effects and rates of efficacy. This edition discusses new medications, how they work, how they differ from older medications, and their advantages/disadvantages.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the 4 Categories of Medications Used to Treat Mental Illness
  • Explain the Common Medications in Each Category
  • Explain How These Common Medications Work, What They Are Used For, and the Problems They Cause
FRN-BRN--CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-NAADAC-LCSW-MFT 20 Hours
Price $125.00




MANAGING PAIN BEFORE IT MANAGES YOU
184 Pages
By Margaret A. Caudill, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Guilford Press, 3rd Edition, 2009

The author has worked for many years with chronic pain sufferers and has developed a program to help people reduce pain and learn coping skills. She presents step-by-step techniques and helpful activities. Includes many forms and worksheets which can be used with clients and patients.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the causes of chronic pain
  • Discuss what causes increases/decreases in pain symptoms
  • Discuss the importance of communication skills and proper nutrition in dealing with pain
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-NAADAC-LCSW-MFT 20 Hours
Price $125.00




NEW THE MEDICATION QUESTION
Weighing Your Mental Health Treatment Options
Dr. Ronald J. Diamond, M.D.
W.W. Norton & Co., 2011
320 Pages

This course presents a thorough overview of a range of mental disorders and how they are affected by various medications. Answers to a variety of questions regarding the impact of medications are given. Medications for psychiatric and psychological conditions are discussed in detail.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to discuss/explain:

  • Why psychiatric medications are prescribed/used
  • A variety of mental health conditions for which medications are prescribed
  • Side effects and benefits of these medications
  • Alternatives to taking medications for some conditions
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-NAADAC-LCSW-MFT 18 Hours             
Price $125.00




MUSICOPHILIA
Tales of Music and the Brain
385 Pages
By Dr. Oliver Sacks
First Vintage Books, 2008

Dr. Sacks explores the place music occupies in t he brain and how it affects the human condition. He explores the powers of music through individual experiences by patients, musicians, and everyday people. "Tales" of the positive effects of music on people with Parkinson's Disease, stroke patients, and those with Alzheimer's and schizophrenia are presented.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how the auditory and nervous systems are "tuned" for music
  • Discuss brain disorders and music's effect on them
  • Discuss how Music Therapy can be used for those with severe brain disorders
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-LCSW-MFT 26 Hours
Price $135.00




NOLO'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
452 Pages
David A. Morton, III, M.D.
Nolo Press - 7th Edition 2014

This book is essential for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability.  It is especially useful for professionals who deal with clients/patients who may be seeking SSI or SSDI benefits.  While it deals with the technicalities of a bureaucratic system, the materials are presented in an easily understandable, and non-technical format.  Samples of all the major forms used by the system are presented with guidance on how to complete them.  Excellent glossaries are placed throughout the book.  There is an explanation of what Social Security Disability is, proving a disability, appealing a denial of benefits, as well as a complete listing and descriptions of illnesses covered by Social Security.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to identify:

  • What benefits are available to disabled children
  • How age, education and work experience affect benefits
  • How to prepare a Continuing Disability Review
  • SSI Benefits and SSDI Benefits
  • And More...
CRC-CCM-CVE-CDMS-NAADAC 38 Hours
FRN-BRN-MFT-LCSW 25 Hours
Price $145.00




PASSAGES IN CAREGIVING
Turning Chaos into Confidence
396 Pages

By Gail Sheehy
Harper Collins Publishers, 2010

The author identifies eight critical stages of caregiving with advice navigating each one. She discusses her caregiving experiences win addition to those of others. Included are many resources and names of advocacy groups.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • DDiscuss Eight Critical Stages of Caregiving
  • Identify Caregiving Resources and Advocacy Groups
  • Discuss the First Trouble Signs in the Caregiving Process
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-LCSW-MFT 28 Hours
Price $135.00
This Course Must Be Completed by 12-31-13




REAL LIFE
Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life
319 Pages
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
Free Press, 2008

The book has identified 7 life challenging issues in peoples' lives. The purpose of the book is to assist in preparing for these crises. The book includes audits, or self-appraisal questionnaires regarding these challenging issues.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Name the 7 most challenging days in a person's life
  • Explain how to change one's life before there are crises
  • Explain how fear dictates one's choices - and what to do about it.
FRN-BRN-MFT-LCSW-CRC-CCM-CDMS-CVE 32 Hours
Price $140.00




SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE & GOVERNMENT PENSIONS
473 Pages
By Attorney Joseph Matthews
Nolo, 19th Edition, 2014

This is a concise guide which explains these programs in plain English. Several Social Security programs, Veterans Benefits, Medigap Insurance and Medicaid programs are covered. Provides valuable information for clients/patientse seeking these types of benefits.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain a variety of government benefits programs
  • Explain work credits
  • Explain Medicare, Parts A, B & D
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE-LCSW-MFT 32 Hours
Price $145.00



THE 36-HOUR DAY
A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzeheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace, M.A. and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 5th Edition, 2011

This is a guide for caregivers who are responsible for those afflicted with the conditions mentioned in the sub-title. It features revised information of the causes of dementia, managing the stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding the appropriate living arrangements when home-care is no longer an option.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain/discuss:

  • How to Get Medical Care for the Person Who Has Dementia
  • How Caring for a person Who Has Dementia Affects the Caregiver
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia, Brain Disorders, and the Causes of Dementia
FRN-BRN-CRC-CDMS-CCM-CVE- MFT-LCSW 30 Hours
Price $135.00



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