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Health and Wellness

Course Name Course Description Hours
Basic First Aid This course will help employees understand how to deal with medical emergencies, including how to assess a situation before administering first aid and recognizing what steps need to be taken in accordance with Emergency Action Principles. 0.5
Diabetic Emergencies 8.3% of the American population is afflicted with Diabetes. Given those statistics, it is likely that someone in your family or someone you work with has diabetes. Knowing what to do to help a family member or friend suffering a diabetic emergency is much less frightening when you are armed with knowledge. This course provides an overview of diabetes, as well as insights into different types of diabetic emergencies and how to handle them. 0.5
Eating Right for Health and Fitness While genetics and lifestyle decisions play a role in these statistics, the sobering truth is many of these health problems might have been avoided by practicing healthy eating habits. In this course, the learner will discover how healthy eating make one feel better, look better, and live longer. 0.5
High Blood Pressure – Reducing Your Risks This course defines high blood pressure and describes the lifestyle changes that you can make to lower your risk of hypertension while improving your overall health. 0.5
Pandemic Planning – Elements of the Plan In this course, you will learn how the five components of the overall pandemic plan fit together to form a cohesive unit and some of the key contingencies that will need to be addressed in each of these areas. Additionally, you will learn the importance of communication and cooperation, both internally among departments within local government, as well as with organizations within the community. 0.5
Pandemic Planning – The Planning Organization A pandemic causes more people to look to the government for help. The wider the pandemic spreads the more stress and strain that will be put on the government’s resources, particularly in terms of manpower. What citizens of your community must also realize is that government, regardless of the level, cannot deal with a pandemic alone. Local government needs to plan and part of the planning efforts will involve interaction, not just with the more obvious participants such as healthcare professionals, but also business, industry, community organizations, church groups and the public in general. 0.5
Public Pools and Public Health Most people equate a visit to the swimming pool with fun, laughter and good times. They’re usually not thinking about the potential for illness and disease that exist when pathogens get into the water or on the surrounding surfaces when poor hygiene and/or proper facility maintenance is not observed. Illnesses as varied as diarrhea, athlete’s foot and legionnaire’s disease are possible if staff members are not doing their jobs properly and visitors are not practicing good personal hygiene. This course will provide learners with an overview of the illnesses and diseases that are possible, and how they can be avoided. 0.5
Sleep and Your Health We all need sleep to restore our minds and bodies, or “recharge our batteries.” Not getting enough sleep creates a sleep deficit, which at some point we must repay. Inadequate sleep can be detrimental to not only our quality of life, but the quality of our health as well. This course will address what occurs in our mind and body as we sleep and what the consequences will be if we don’t get the sleep we need. 0.5
Smoking Cessation Medical experts have been warning us of the health risks from smoking for decades. There is no safe way to smoke. Quitting, however, requires a personal dedication and commitment to change combined with modifying behavior. You had to learn how to smoke; you’ll need to learn how to stop smoking. This course will provide you with the tools to change your habits successfully. 0.5
Stress and Your Health This one-hour course explains the importance of understanding and effectively reducing stress in daily life. Stress and Your Health will provide practical applications of stress management. 1
Tourette Syndrome and Other Neurological Disorders In this course the learner will gain understanding regarding the different types of neurological disorders that impact children. The course will also address the symptoms typical of these conditions, how they impact the child’s behavior in the classroom and finally how educators can intervene to make it easier for children to cope and therefore learn with minimal disruption to the classroom. 0.5
Understanding Anxiety Disorders Everyone experiences occasional stress and worry, but an anxiety disorder presents a more serious struggle. Anxiety disorders can be tiresome and embarrassing burdens for the millions of Americans affected. Disrupting one’s work, health and relationships, anxiety disorders can worsen if left untreated. This course identifies common anxiety disorders and the methods of treatment that have helped millions manage their symptoms and lead a normal, productive life. 0.5
Understanding Asberger Syndrome In this course, the learner will gain understanding regarding behaviors that are typical of children with AS, but even more importantly, the “why” behind those behaviors. Once teachers and staff have an understanding of the “why”, working with a child with AS may still be challenging, but it won’t be a mystery. 0.5
Understanding Behavior, Burnout and Depression 101 Usually, we all cope with our life situations successfully. Sometimes, however, we may feel overwhelmed by certain events or difficulties. Some people suffer from brief periods of mental illness or instability and then seem to recover completely. Others suffer from mental disorders for most of their lives. Regardless of the cause or the duration of the mental illness, following the completion of this one hour course, you to be able to recognize mental health difficulties. 1
Understanding Behavior, Burnout and Depression 102 This one-hour course will discuss how behaviors and personalities may play a role in burnout and depression. 1
Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome As you proceed through this course, you’ll learn some important facts that will help you to better understand what carpal tunnel syndrome is all about. Some may surprise you, but all of them will help you to make more informed decisions about how to better take care of your hand/wrist health. 0.5
Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorder We all experience an occasional bad day, but depression is different. One in ten adults experiences depression which, if left untreated, may have serious consequences for one’s health, relationships, and ability to work. Thankfully, depression can be managed successfully with effective treatment, matched to a person’s unique symptoms and circumstances. This course describes symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder, various methods of treatment, and steps toward receiving professional help. 0.5
Understanding Eating Disorders More than ten million teens and adults are plagued by the mental anguish and physical consequences of an eating disorder. The causes of eating disorders are complex, involving psychological, biological, and social factors. Likewise, the effects on the mind and body, caused by abnormal eating behaviors, can compromise one’s relationships, work performance, and physical health. Those who suffer from eating disorders are encouraged to seek help from a treatment team including medical doctors, nutritionists, and psychologists or clinical social workers. This course explains eating disorders, causes and effects, and ways to receive help. 0.5
Understanding Nutritional Information & Labels In the 21st Century, Americans have become more health-conscious than ever before. Along with regular exercise, good nutrition has become a focus of attention for anyone wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The companies whose products line supermarket shelves have attempted to offer guidance to food consumers wanting to make healthy food choices by providing nutrition labels on their products. But what does this information one these labels mean? In addition, what’s the difference between “reduced sodium” and “low sodium?” What makes food “organic?” This course will help decipher the terminology of nutrition and make it more understandable for consumers. 0.5
Understanding Pre-diabetes In this course, the learner will gain an understanding of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, as well as steps he or she can take the necessary steps to keep avoid receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. 0.5
Walking Your Way to Fitness Nobody plans to get out of shape. With the challenges of everyday life that most adults cope with, sometimes it just sneaks up on us. When it does, some will make excuses for why they can’t exercise; still others jump full tilt into a rigorous program and either hurt themselves or simply burn out. The key to starting an exercise program after a sedentary lifestyle has settled in is to start slow and do something that won’t be too rigorous or too expensive. In this course, the learner will gain understanding about common sense approaches to getting back into shape. 0.5
Youth Sports Injuries When children participate in youth sports, there is a risk that they could become injured. As with any risk situation, however, there are elements that can be managed while some simply occur because of a variety of circumstances at the time. In this course, learners will gain understanding about those risks that can be managed and what their responsibilities are, as well as basic knowledge on some of the more common sports related injuries. 0.5