Biometrics (In-Person) ((MH)B-IPT)


Description
Knowing and understanding one’s cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose values enable individuals to take control of their health by making appropriate lifestyle modifications. Unfortunately, some members of the community do not know these measures and are at risk for life-threatening complications. This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Health Screening Course to teach CHWs how to collect this information from community members using LDX machines. Students will also learn how to succinctly present the LDX results and strategies for motivating community members to make lifestyle modifications and schedule an appointment with a primary care provider. Blood Pressure Screening training and Bloodborne Pathogen are perquisites for Biometrics Training.

Course Topics:
1) Hypertension overview
2) Cholesterol overview
3) Blood sugar overview
4) Motivating community members
5) Explaining results and referring community members to appropriate services

Learning Objectives:
1) The CHW student will know how to use language confidently
2) The CHW student will understand how to use language in ways that engage and motivate
3) The CHW student will know how to communicate using plain and clear language
4) The CHW student will know how to communicate with empathy
5) The CHW student will know how to communicate with the community served
6) The CHW student will learn how to provide coaching and social support 7) The CHW student will know how to conduct self-management coaching
8) The CHW student will learn how to use motivational interviewing techniques
9) The CHW student will know how to make appropriate referrals
11) The CHW student will know how to use a range of appropriate and effective educational techniques
12) The CHW student will learn about pertinent health issues, healthy lifestyle, and self-care
13) The CHW student will learn how to participate in individual assessment through observation and active inquiry
14) The CHW student will know how to conduct case-finding, recruitment, and follow up
15) The CHW student will learn how to use pertinent technology
16) The CHW student will learn how to document work

Core Competencies:
1. Communication
1a Using language confidently
1b. Using language in ways that engage and motivate
1c. Communicating using plain and clear language
1d. Communicating with empathy
1g. Documenting work
1h. Communication with the community served
2. Relationship-Building
2a. Providing coaching and social support
2b. Conducting self-management coaching
2c. Using interviewing techniques (e.g. motivational interviewing)
3. Service Coordination
3b. Making appropriate referrals
3d. Coordinating CHW activities with clinical and community services
6. Education and Facilitation
6b. Use a range of appropriate and effective educational techniques
6g. Collaborate with other educators
7. Assessment
7a Participate in individual assessment through observation and active inquiry
8. Outreach
8a. Conduct case-finding, recruitment, and follow up
9. Professional conduct
9d. Use pertinent technology
10. Knowledge
10b. Pertinent health issues
10c. Healthy lifestyle and self-care
Content
  • Attestation
  • Survey Introduction
  • Post Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever