Aging and HealthPractical Training Solutions
DCW Level 2 Aging and Physical Disabilities
This Module is required within the Principles and Practices of Direct Support Curriculum.
This course will take you through the body’s internal systems. You will learn about how the brain controls all the functions of the heart, liver and bladder. The spine is the second most protected organ in the human body. The learner will understand why the spine is so protected and if damaged, what are the unique challenges that person may face. The highway of veins, arteries, motor neurons and all passage systems are discussed. This knowledge will help the learner recognize how these highways flow and why they are so important to the body’s organs. Finally, and most importantly, the student who completes this course will know the impact aging has on the body’s internal systems and what signs of illness or injury the Direct Support Professional needs to look out for when supporting someone.
What You Will Learn
Chronic Conditions and the Lungs
The Heart and Lungs
The Brain and the Nervous System
Skin, Fingernails and Hair
Muscles and Bones
Stomach, Bowles and Bladder
Effects of Aging on the Body
Common Conditions Affecting the Body Systems
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
Paralysis and Amputation
Impact of Aging on Physical and Emotional Needs
Determining a Person's Needs and Abilities
Emotional Impact of Physical Disability and Chronic Disease
Aging, Disability and Sexuality
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Instructor - Washington DC Area
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