Grow Your Professional Skills
Our Continuing Education (CE) courses offer caregivers the opportunity to expand your professional skills and further explore topics most relevant to your clients’ needs. We offer in-person, instructor-led classes across the state and also offer CE courses online.
Because of our commitment to offering necessary classes needed to provide the best care to your clients and grow your professional skills, courses are completely paid for by the SEIU 775 Benefits Group as part of the benefits package you receive.
Register for courses by logging in to My Benefits (using the login box in the upper left corner or this site), click “Manage My Training”. See more details on how to register. Note: If you’re an agency provider, register with your employer!
Technical Requirements to Take Online CE Courses
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- You can access eLearning with a PC using one of the following Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7; courses are now Mac compatible.
- Please open this Portal in either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers rather than Internet Explorer since it is no longer supported by the Portal.
- You will need to have Flash plug-in version 7.0 or newer installed for your web browser. It is free and available at Download Adobe Flash Player. If you are using someone else’s computer, the preferences may be set so that the administrator needs to grant permission to install Flash Player. Ask for assistance from the owner of the computer. You can go to Adobe Flash Player Test to learn whether you need to update to a new version of Flash.
- You will need a computer with either a speaker or headphones.
- Turn off the pop-up blocker for your web browser. This is typically found in the “Tools” menu of your browser.
Courses You May Be Interested In
Culture, Communication & Bias
The relationship you build with your client is essential to your well-being and effectiveness on the job. In this course, you will learn how to maintain and improve your relationship by establishing an understanding of and respect for your client’s cultural identity.
Planning & Preparing for Mindful Meals
Preparing meals on a daily basis can be a challenge for even the most confident home cook. Join us to learn a variety of effective techniques for preparing quick and inexpensive meals that appeal to your client’s preferences.
Improving Time Management Skills
Who couldn’t use more time in their day? This course is about learning to use time management skills to maximize your time, including the time you spend with clients.
HCA Best Practices in Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens
Keeping your client and yourself safe during support of activities of daily living just makes good sense. Join us to refresh on applying infection control best practices to keep yourself and the client safe from microorganisms, including bloodborne pathogens.
HCA Best Practices in Confidentiality, Client Rights and Body Mechanics
Respecting your client’s privacy at all times and places is a key component of being a caregiver. Likewise, being safe during physical activities while supporting a client is important for your own wellbeing. Refresh yourself on how to apply HIPAA and the Patient Bill of Rights to protect client confidentiality and when to report abuse, neglect and exploitation. Protect yourself from overexertion injuries by practicing proper body mechanics.
Practical Approaches for Caring for Clients with Depression
Being a caregiver may mean you have come face-to-face with people suffering from depression. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and how to use resources to support clients with depression.
Practical Approaches for Caring for Clients with Anxiety
Anxiety has touched most people at some time or another in their lives. Join us to learn about the four most common types of anxiety. We will explore best practices on how to minimize client anxiety and communicate with a client about his or her anxiety and triggers.
Opioids and Pain Management
This course will provide learners with an understanding of opioid medications for pain management, the risks associated with opioid use, and signs of abuse. Learn how to support clients in minimizing these risks while also managing pain.
Client Use of Marijuana in Home Care
Discover the possible uses of medical marijuana and the positive and negative effects associated with its use. Learn how to respond to negative effects of marijuana use and how to support a client who legally uses medical marijuana.
Understanding Basic Medical Terminology
This course is designed to improve an HCA’s ability to understand and communicate medical terminology. Examine common word parts used in medical terminology and practice translating medical terminology into plain language using realistic scenarios.