In It Together strives to offer the highest quality courses for long term care workers in Washington State.

This course provides an opportunity for growth and learning those who educate adults. If you are new to your instructor role, use this opportunity to learn from more experienced peers. If you are a seasoned instructor, continue to strive for excellence for yourself, learn new tools and make yourself available to mentor new instructors.

The goal of this course is to improve the quality of education for our long-term care community thus improved care for the populations they serve.

Learning objectives include:

• Understand adult education theory
• Improve your ability to serve as a facilitator of learning
• Recognize and appreciate diversity among adult learners.

Cost of class is $85 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee).

Course is 4 hours long and is mandatory to become a DSHS Community Instructor.

This full day class will allow you to discover how different types of dementia affect the elderly within the long-term care population and how to best care for this population. You will be required to pass a written examination to receive credit for this course.

The target audience of this class includes caregivers and healthcare providers who will be working with clients with dementia in a long term care environment.

Key learning objectives includes:

1. Identify key ways to communicate effectively with dementia clients and their families.
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of dementia and delirium.
3. Understand what hallucinations and delusions are and identify appropriate caregiver interventions for these symptoms.
4. Understand how sexuality and intimacy is effected by dementia.
5. Develop skills to respond effectively to challenging behaviors and to provide smooth day to day care.

This course is 8 hours long.

Cost is $130 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee).

When booked with another full day population specific course a $15 discount is given for each class.

This full day class will allow you to discover how different types of mental health conditions affect individuals within the long-term care population and how to best care for this population. You will be required to pass a written examination to receive credit for this course.

The target audience of this class includes caregivers and healthcare providers who will be working with clients with mental health conditions in a long term care environment.

Key learning objectives includes:

1. Identify common mental health conditions
2. Define trauma-informed care and understand how trauma influences clients needs.
3. Understand risk factors and prevention of suicide.
4. Develop skills to respond effectively to challenging behaviors and to provide smooth day to day care.

This course is 8 hours long.

Cost is $130 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee).

When booked with another full day population specific course a $15 discount is given for each class.

Trigger warning: This course contains detailed discussion of mental health conditions and suicide prevention and awareness. This course may contain material that triggers emotional reactions in some individuals.

The nurse delegation course in Washington state.

This training Course is for Washington State caregivers who work in, or will work in, community-based long-term care settings, adult family homes, homes, and assisted living locations who are CNA, HCA or eligible NAR. This course is required before accepting nursing delegated tasks by a delegating RN. You will be required to pass a written examination.

Learning objectives include:

1. Understand what nurse delegation in Washington State is and the nursing assistants role in the nurse delegation process.
2. Gain a basic understanding of medication administration and other tasks which may be delegated.
3. Identify tasks which may not be delegated.

This 9 hour course is available in two formats:

1. Self Study – This method involves studying at home and then coming to the IITRN office to take a proctored exam. This is recommended for the experienced caregiver who may have performed delegated tasks in other areas or highly motivated caregivers with strong English reading and writing skills. $30 (non refundable)

2. Hybrid course: This method involves studying at home (5 hours) and a 4 hour in person review of course content. Proctored exam follows the 4 hours content review. $70 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee)

This self-study course is designed for nursing assistants who are registered or certified (NA-R’s or NA-C’s) or posess a home care aide certification and have successfully completed the Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants course.

This course is specifically required to allow caregivers to perform delegated tasks related to monitoring of blood sugars and injection of insulin.

This is a 3 hour self study course. The course includes a workbook for self study. You will be required to pass a written examination and demonstrate proficiency with an insulin syringe in order to obtain credit for the course.

Cost is $65 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee).

This full day class will allow you to discover how traumatic brain injuries affect individuals within the long-term care population and how to best care for this population. You will be required to pass a written examination to receive credit for this course.

The target audience of this class includes caregivers and healthcare providers who will be working with clients with mental health conditions in a long term care environment.

Key learning objectives includes:

1. Identify Anatomy of the Brain & Brain Injury Basics
2. Understand the basics of brain injury management.
3. Understand the impact of TBI on behavior, mood & cognition
4. Develop skills to respond effectively to challenging behaviors, to communicate effectively and to provide smooth day to day care.

This course is 8 hours long.

Cost is $130 (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee).
When booked with another full day population specific course a $15 discount is given for each class.

Use the form below to signup. (includes $30 non-refundable cancellation fee)