Online courses are easily accessible to everyone across the state. Choose any of the HCQUs from the list below to view the online course catalog courses it offers.

HCQUs Training Centers:

Register for an Online Course

  • Choose a course from the catalog
  • Click on its title to go to the hosting HCQU’s training registration page
  • Follow the host’s instructions to register.

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Note:  Every effort is made to keep the HCQU Online Catalog current and accurate and course listings are updated on a regular basis.  If you have questions about the accuracy of these postings, please refer to the individual HCQU website.

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The Advocacy Alliance

NOTE:  The Alliance comprises Eastern PA, Northeastern PA, & South Central HCQUs

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
HOURS
Advocacy This training provides an overview of Advocacy by definition, form and application. This training features: Self-advocacy by definition, movement, and position statement; Lobbying by definition, movement, and position statement; How advocacy and lobbying efforts benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. (Basic) 1
Aging and Developmental Disabilities This training provides an overview of normal aging and the special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. This training features: Normal aging as a process; Special needs of aging individuals with developmental disabilities; Special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. (Basic) 1
Alzheimer’s Disease This training provides an overview of Alzheimer’s disease. This training features: The relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) & Dementia; The progression of AD, including the characteristics of each stage of the disease; The impact of AD experienced byby individuals with developmental disabilities; How to meet the nutritional, emotional, and personal care needs of the individual with AD; Effective strategies for communicating with individuals with AD. (Intermediate) 1
- MORE Advocacy Alliance Catalog - Top of Page

Central PA Health Connections – Geisinger

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
HOURS
Aging and Developmental Disabilities After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: (1) describe the main changes that occur with aging; (2) differentiate natural aging with disease processes; (3) discuss factors that affect aging. .5
Alzheimer’s Disease After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: define Alzheimer’s Disease. list signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s with developmental disabilities;  identify care giving tips when working with Alzheimer’s clients; identify the three stages of Alzheimer’s.  .5
Anger Management After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to: name four signs of anger; name something that causes you to feel angry; name two things you can do to feel less angry.  .5
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 Northwest Health Connections

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
HOURS
Balance 101 This is a one-hour training on Balance.  It explains some of the reasons for poor balance and possible things to do to help mitigate balance issues. 1
Dementia Overview This course presents an overview of Dementia, including causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options, as well as a brief introduction to various types of dementia including: Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Vascular Dementia. .5
Fire Safety This training is intended to provide the student with a variety of information to keep themselves and the individuals around them safe from fire, and what to do if a fire occurs. 1
- MORE Northwest PA – (NHC) Catalog – Top of Page

Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC)- PMHCC, Inc.

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
HOURS
Bed Bugs This training will provide a brief history of the public health concern surrounding selected infestations, physical description and behaviors of bed bugs, description of the affects to humans from bedbugs, how to recognize possible infestations, how infestations take place, treatment options most likely to happen and prevention techniques to eliminate and minimize repeat episodes. 1
Challenging Behaviors Participants of this training will be able to define challenging behaviors, identify factors that trigger challenging behaviors, recognize warning signs that signal challenging behaviors, identify components of a behavior plan, increase positive communication and utilize strategies to maintain a positive environment and prevent challenging behaviors. 1.5
Communicating with the Psychiatrist  This training discusses communication with the psychiatrist. The areas that will be covered in this training are, how do you talk with the psychiatrist about your individual? What is the difference between a behavior and a target symptom? What information about the individual should you give the psychiatrist? What does the psychiatrist owe the team and the individual? What is the relationship between target symptoms, diagnosis and treatment? 1
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Southwestern PA HCQU – APS

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
HOURS
Abuse – Against the Elderly This training module reviews types of abuse as defined by the National Center on Elder Abuse, which are consistent with the definitions of abuse by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs. Signs that may indicate abuse are reviewed, as well as action to take when abuse is suspected. (Beginner) 1
Abuse – Recognizing & Reporting People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are often at risk of becoming victims of abuse. This training module defines abuse and identifies how to recognize signs of abuse and how to report it according to the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). (Beginner) 2
Advocacy for An Everyday Life This training module addresses advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a goal of an everyday life for each individual .  The need for advocacy is explored, tools for advocacy are discussed, and ways to advocate are reviewed. (Beginner) 2
- MORE Southwestern PA (APS) Catalog - Top of Page

 Western PA HCQU – Community Health Connections (CHC)

COURSE TITLE
DESCRIPTION
CREDITS/
 HOURS
Autism Spectrum Disorders The goal of this online course is to help participants develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the associated concerns involved in supporting a person with ASD.  1.5
Fire Safety: Know What to Do This is a general Fire Safety course designed to help you to better understand fire prevention, identify fire hazards, and know what to do in the event of a fire. 2.5
Infection Control This course will give you a basic understanding of Infection Control, including identifying infectious fluids and resistant bacteria, prevention of contamination, and proper hand washing and gloving techniques.  2.5
- MORE Western PA (CHC) Catalog - Top of Page

 

After completing this course, learners will successfully be able to:  (1) describe the main changes that occur with aging; (2) differentiate natural aging with disease  processes; (3) discuss factors that affect aging.