About This Course
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience or certification) to complete accredited postsecondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course covers the medical and health needs of nursing facility residents and persons living in community-based settings.
Topics include: How anatomic and physiologic changes associated with the aging process affect disease processes and clinical needs. Impact and management of common syndromes associated with aging, including vision/hearing impairment, nutrition/malnutrition, and balance and mobility impairment. Prevention and management of common conditions such as pressure ulcers and delirium. Common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementias (including Alzheimer's), depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and alcohol and drug abuse. Advance care planning and the role of palliative care and end-of-life care. Basic medical and pharmacological terminology. Innovative medical trends and emergent technologies used in long-term care settings.
PhD, social work, University of Minnesota; MS, gerontology, St. Cloud State University; and BA, psychology, College of Saint Scholastica
Rajean's experience includes working at the Minnesota state unit on aging and area agencies on aging, and leading Training to Serve and the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging. He is currently the Faculty Director for Long Term Care Administration in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Associate Director of Education for the Center for Healthy Aging & Innovation.
Rajean is appointed to the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota, the MN Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians Board, and FamilyMeans Board. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a lifetime member of the Minnesota Gerontological Society, a McNair Scholar, and a Congressional/Health and Aging Policy Fellow. He also holds a Minnesota nursing home administrator’s license.
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