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Relias Impact Blog

Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate Curriculum

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Every day, brave active duty military and their families make sacrifices on and off the battlefield to protect our nation’s freedom. More veterans than ever before are returning home with the visible and invisible wounds of war, which range from post-traumatic stress disorder to depression and suicide.

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Preparing for a PREA Audit

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Effective Staff Development For Community Employment

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The work of getting people a job is the hardest of work. Direct support staff that facilitate community employment for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are sometimes overlooked as a valuable resource for change. Cary Griffin, a senior partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, answered a few questions for Relias Learning on how provider agencies can hire, develop, and...

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5 Ways to Motivate Staff to Use Online Training

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You know the eye rolls. The restlessness. They come just after you announce a training class. It’s training malaise! And it isn’t welcome in a training-intensive senior care environment. Developing a corporate attitude that welcomes training is just another type of change management. We’ve all had to learn new policies and procedures, and eventually they become second nature.

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Antipsychotics & Beyond: What You Need to Know

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an initiative in early 2012 to improve dementia care in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities nationwide through a combination of better reporting and technical assistance; increased public awareness; regulatory oversight; and enhanced education and outreach.

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Reducing Hospitalization…One Infection at a Time

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar for the Indiana Health Care Association in which an overview of Infection Control was presented.  I wanted to share some key take-aways that everyone in our industry should keep in mind.

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Medication Reconciliation: Where to Start in Reducing Rehospitalizations

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In the many years I walked the halls of the skilled nursing facilities where I worked as regional manager, I saw residents go through a revolving door from facility to hospital and truly experienced the “reducing rehospitalization” issue first hand. While I don’t have all the answers, there is one area of the transition of care from hospital to post-acute that I believe truly impacts the...

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Delirium: The Meaning Behind the Behavior

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In a recently released white paper, A Puzzle of Prevention: Recognizing the Role of Delirium in Preventing Rehospitalization, we examined delirium and its impact on rehospitalization and the realization that delirium, its symptoms and associated behavior greatly impact a care provider's ability to address the medical issues that are affecting a resident or patient.

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Autism Teaching Strategies: How to Improve Conditioning of New Reinforcers

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New Research on Autism Teaching Strategies for Pairing Procedures that may Change How We Do It.

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Autism Therapy Techniques: How Much Choice Should an Individual Have?

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For everyone who watched Peter Gerhardt’s webinar about individuals with ASD transitioning to adulthood, you heard about a must-read article: Balancing the right to habilitation with the right to personal liberties: the rights of people with developmental disabilities to eat too many doughnuts and take a nap. (Bannerman et al 1990).  And I would hope that if you work with teens or adults in...

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