Available Webinars About COVID-19

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COVID-19 Continuing Education (CE) Webinars Now Available

You can now take Continuing Education (CE) courses live, online. The courses are taught by an instructor and includes a chat feature where you can ask questions or talk to other caregivers, just like you would in a classroom.

Your CE deadline has not been impacted by COVID-19 and it is important to complete it by your original due date. The requirement that you renew your Home Care Aide credential  (by taking 12 CE credits) is currently waived, but only temporarily. As soon as the requirement is no longer waived, your CE deadline will be in effect.

Webinars include:

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The number of participants for each webinar is limited, but multiple times and dates are available.

*Please note that these webinars will be available to all caregivers in Washington state. If you do not have a CE requirement or have completed your CE hours, you can enroll by calling the Member Resource Center (MRC).

 

Infection Control: Coronavirus Precautions

Learn more about COVID-19 (the illness caused by the novel coronavirus) and how to best protect yourself and your client with the 1-hour Continuing Education (CE) webinar, Infection Control: Coronavirus Precautions.

During the webinar, you will:

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Understand how the virus spreads and what you can do to minimize risks.
  • Know what to do if you or your client are sick.

Working with Clients Who Are +COVID-19

Working with Clients Who Are +COVID-19 is a 2 hour Continuing Education (CE) instructor-led webinar, teaching you how to care for a client if they have or are showing signs of COVID-19.

During the webinar, you will:

  • How to identify COVID-19 symptoms.
  • What steps to take and the proper care procedures.
  • About different personal protective equipment (PPE) and when to use them.

Care Delivery Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Care Delivery Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic helps you understand the different ways you can provide home care in person and from a distance.

Understand how you can deliver modified care by learning:

  • How to reduce the spread of infection.
  • What personal care tasks can be modified.
  • Guidelines for how to modify tasks.

Preventing Stigma Associated with COVID-19

Preventing Stigma Associated with COVID-19 helps caregiver understand and address the negative association people can have about the virus and those who get the virus.

During the webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Explain stigma associated with COVID-19.
  • Help stop stigma related to COVID-19.
  • Access resources that fight against stigma.

COVID-19 Basic Information

COVID-19 Basic Information teaches you important information that can help you understand all components of COVID-19.

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Properly respond to signs and symptoms of the virus.
  • Know how to use personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Understand best practices to support a client in a high-risk group during COVID-19.
  • Access COVID-19 resources.

COVID-19 and Cognitive Conditions

In COVID-19 and Cognitive Conditions, you will learn about the unique challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for clients with autism, developmental/intellectual disabilities (IDD), and dementia.

Learn how to:

  • Help reduce exposure risk for clients with cognitive conditions.
  • Support clients during the pandemic.
  • Describe available resources.

COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Issues

In COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Issues, you will learn about unique challenges posed and how the COVID-19 pandemic affects clients with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

After the webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to support a client with behavioral health issues.
  • Support client self-care.
  • Describe available resources to support the client.

COVID-19 and Caregiver Self-Care

COVID-19 and Caregiver Self-Care helps caregivers learn ways and approaches to care for their emotional health during the pandemic.

In this interactive webinar, you will:

  • Understand the importance of self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Learn ways to approach short-term and long-term challenges that this pandemic presents.
  • Review activities and techniques to relieve stress and incorporate self-care.