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Care of Those With Disabilities: Managing Anxious, Aggressive or Combative Behaviors ( Archived)

Care of Those With Disabilities

Managing Anxious, Aggressive or Combative Behaviors

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has mandated that 4 hours of annual in-service training or continuing education must be completed by direct care workers giving care to those with disabilities, and be related to the specific needs of at least one recipient being currently served by the direct care worker. (See Appendix C of the iBudget Handbook.) This course has been created to expand the skills of those giving direct care and attendance to clients with disabilities and to meet this educational requirement. The material applies also to other care settings in which anxious, aggressive, or combative behaviors are encountered due to limited mental, emotional or physical abilities, for example, long term care or psychiatric settings.

Purpose and Objectives

  • Objective No. 1: Relate client’s needs and wants to rising anxiety.
  • Objective No. 2: Identify how behaviors are used as a form of communication when verbal communication skills are limited.
  • Objective No. 3: Develop intuitive abilities to gather information about the meaning of behaviors and to recognize the impact of your own non-verbal messages.
  • Objective No. 4: Identify interventions to use when responding to rising anxiety, aggression and combative behaviors in disabled clients.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Care of Those With Disabilities
Managing Anxious, Aggressive or Combative Behaviors

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Mental Health Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy Practice, Nursing Home Administration, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), and the Florida Certified Assistants Council, Provider No. 50-435; the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422.

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