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Helping Clients with Mental Illness

Course Syllabus

This inservice provides caregivers with an overview of adult failure to thrive, including the causes and who is at risk. Caregivers will learn how to help with nutrition and increase social interaction for clients with AFTT. The module includes information on complementary and alternative treatments and the role of hospice and palliative care.


Describe the decline in health that is known as Adult Failure to Thrive.
List at least three medical conditions and three medications commonly associated with AFTT.
Discuss the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and social interaction in preventing and treating AFTT.
Plan and carry out interventions to provide hope to clients who seem depressed or hopeless.
Demonstrate empathy and compassion toward clients with AFTT as they approach the end of their lives.

Audio: Yes
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040117

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-547265; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO1627764