This page includes tools and resources to equip those working and volunteering in long-term care (LTC) with the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves, their colleagues, residents, family members, and community members.
The Ontario CLRI at the RIA has developed infection and prevention control (IPAC) eLearning courses for team members and essential care partners. These courses combine education on IPAC core concepts with application to LTC-specific situations and tasks.
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The course is designed to refresh or develop team members’ communication skills to provide quality end-of-life and palliative care in long term care homes. The modules include interactive case scenarios that reflect the unique setting and context of care delivery in long-term care homes.
Three self-paced online modules around 20 minutes in length each.
- Communicating about Hospice Palliative Care
- Coping with Grief
- Building Relationships
This eLearning course gives the learner many parts of the in-person training. It allows all team members to dispel palliative care myths, learn how to recognize and accommodate the needs of those in mourning, and practice their end-of-life communication skills in three short, scenario-based modules.
About the Modules
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Family members of residents in LTC are important partners in care.
Family members often wish their LTC team could better understand what they, or their family member, wanted or needed. LTC team members often wonder how they can better support these communication needs of resident’s family members.
Introducing the Huddle Tool; five simple questions for family members to share any experience, situation, or need with their LTC team over the phone when they can’t meet in person. Below are two eLearning courses, one designed for family members and one for LTC team members, that will introduce them to the huddle tool and how to use it to improve communication.
At the end of each eLearning course, participants will be able to download a copy of the Huddle Tool to use.
Quality care and safety in LTC depend on teams that are proactive, reflective, and collaborative. Team Essentials program is based on leading practices; experiential, team-based learning and interprofessional competencies are integrated into the program in order to encourage discovery, critical thinking, communication, and solution-focused team responses.
This module will help improve your understanding of polypharmacy and provide you with an approach for deprescribing. You will learn how polypharmacy develops over time, as well as how to recognize common drug-induced symptoms and prescribing cascades. Throughout the module, you will apply an approach for deprescribing to a fictional case.
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