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SSD Certification Courses

 SSD Certification Course Online!
When:  Monday nights from 6-9pm for 10 weeks

Next classes:      January 20, 2020
                        April 20, 2020
                        September 14, 2020

Where:    Your home or office
How:       Access to the internet and a phone line
Cost:        $495
Contact:  registration@brookerusso.com

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
  • Understand the role of the SSD as defined in F745
  • Effectively interview residents to complete psychosocial assessments
  • Identify the required interview techniques for the MDS 3.0
  • Identify the residents’ needs: psychosocial, financial, discharge planning, home health care
  • Understand the SSD role with psychotropics
  • Understand the RAI process: MDS (intro to 3.0), CAAs, Careplans
  • Facilitate IDT meetings: psychotropics, weights, physical restraints, falls, care conferences
  • Coordinate and execute safe discharge planning
  • Recognize the differences in needs between the frail elderly, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, dual-diagnosed, chronically mentally ill, and indigent
  • Understand required concepts of documentation 
  • Understand possible causal factors of resident behaviors and identify non-drug interventions
  • Learn basics to Positive Approach for dementia management using hand-under-hand technique
To ensure a space in the class, please register as soon as possible.  Payment in full is due upon registration. 3% is added for PayPal use.  Payable to registration@brookerusso.com via PayPal. 
Are you in a hurry to become certified and can’t wait for one of the classes offered three times a year?  You have the option of completing independent study at your own pace.  Please contact registration@brookerusso.com for details.