Friday, December 8, 2017

8:30 to 5:00pm Pacific

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Napa County Health and Human Services Agency 
Building A, Willow Conference Rm
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr
Napa, CA 94558

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PAC Scheduling Coordinator 
Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care

Become a PAC Skills Champion:

Napa Valley, CA  *  December 8, 2017

(5.5 hours of CE for nursing and social work)

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You watched the videos and YouTubes.

You came to Teepa’s public programs.

You work in the field, maybe even have friends or family with dementia.

You KNOW what to do, you even know how to do it!

The Real question is: Do you want to provide skillful support and care or just know that it is needed?

Join Teepa Snow and the PAC Mentors for this one-day, 7-hour intensive course and begin to master the art of responding, not reacting!

If you provide support to a person living with dementia and want to develop your interaction skills to make a positive difference in both of your lives, come to this PAC Skills Campion day in Napa. During this day, you will work with Teepa and her team of accomplished PAC Mentors to develop your ability to deliver:

  • Positive Physical Approach™ skills to begin interactions with less distress,
  • Positive Personal Connectors to ensure that you lead with a relationship not an agenda for greater success, 
  • Positive Action Starters to begin the task or start the interaction you are seeking and that results in a better outcome, and
  • Hand-under-Hand® guidance and assistance techniques that foster shared engagement and sustained abilities for people living with dementia.

What is unique and special about this course is that you will receive direct support and feedback on your skill development during the day, and, if you so choose, receive one-on-one follow up rehearsal and mentoring on-line. These both to help ensure that the skills actually become part of your skill tool box, and that you have successfully taken the first step in becoming a PAC Skills Champion.

(5.5 hours of CE credit possible with application for nursing.)

The Level 1 PAC Skills Champion objectives are:

  • Describe the agenda and how to know the agenda without showing the agenda
  • Complete all steps of Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA™) correctly with someone who is sitting down, someone who is standing up, and someone who approaches the seated learner
  • Use at least one positive connection statement before initiating task
  • Correctly gain Hand-under-Hand® within PPA™

 The Level 2 PAC Skills Champion objectives are:

  • Initiate tasks without showing the agenda
  • Adapt the use Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA™) when someone doesn’t offer a hand for a handshake and may be angry, someone who lacks all verbal abilities, and someone who is sleeping
  • Use visual, verbal, and touch cues in the correct order
  • Demonstrate correct use of Hand-under-Hand™ for basic tasks
  • Identify the 6 GEMS® states relating to levels of support
  • Take a time-out when necessary before changing something and trying again

Course:  Limited to 25 participants                            Fee:  $450 per person

Recommended for:  Acute care providers, nursing shaff and supervisors, therapists, hands-on care partners, CNAs, family care partners, and anyone looking to improve how they approach, connect, and care PARTNER with those living with dementia.

This course fulfills the prerequisite skill building to join a PAC Acute Care Preceptor course.

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Nurses:  As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 5.5 CE hours of credit.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.