Project ICE Available Trainings
Project ICE- Integrated Care through Education is offering FREE training for care professionals from mental health, intellectual disabilities, diabetes education, primary care, and managed care on effective strategies to promote positive health outcomes for those suffering from a mental illness and/or intellectual disability and diabetes living in a rural community.
New Training: Enhancing Primary Care for People with Mental Illness and/or Intellectual Disability
Target audience: Professionals working in primary care who would like to learn to manage challenges presented by these clients to provide effective care including physicians, nurse, medical assistants, medical case managers, office managers, or support staff. Other staff including new mental health case managers will also find helpful.
1. Participants will develop awareness of and be able to articulate the inadequate care often experienced by people with ID or SMI and corresponding consequences to health status.
2. Participants will be able to explain the reasons primary care is considered best path to improved care.
3. Participants will be able to develop strategies to manage these patients effectively and better ensure that proper care is received.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Indiana State Nurses Association for 1.0 CNE contact hours. Approval is valid through May 31, 2014. (ISNA No. CNE12-09)
The Indiana State Nurses Association is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
All ASPIN trainings are certified for continuing education credits by the Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing board- Category I and the Indiana State Psychology Board.
1.) Understanding Diabetes, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Serious Mental Illness
- Provides fundamental information to increase working knowledge of these three disorder areas, their relationship to each other, diabetes risk, and basic care.
2.)Improving Medication Adherence in Individuals Facing an Intellectual Disability and/or Serious Mental Illness
- Provides a basic understanding of medication adherence - prevalence, causes, predictors, and consequences of non-adherence.
- Provides and overview of best and evidence-based practices for increasing adherence.
3.) Increasing Physical Activity to Reduce Diabetes Risks in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Serious Mental Illness
- Provides information on physical activity and the consequences to health and well-being.
- Discusses the benefits of exercise in general and specific benefits to Type 2 diabetes management.
- Provides minimum targets required for reaping benefits of exercise and suggestions for encouraging more of it in these individuals.
4.) Nutrition for Diabetes Management and Prevention in People with an Intellectual Disability and/or Serious Mental Illness
- Provides data on prevalence and consequences to health, especially diabetes complications.
- Discusses the benefits of healthy eating in general and specific benefits to people with diabetes.
- Offers simple methods for determining portion/calorie control and ways to encourage individuals to adhere to a healthier diet.
Currently, all Project ICE trainings are available online from the ASPIN e-learning system. You can access them by clicking on the link provided on Project ICE home page above.
CEU's can be pruchased for any of these trainings for a $25.00 per credit hour fee. The first training is worth 4 CEU's. Trainings 2-4 are worth 2 CEU's each
If you should have any questions call, (317) 536-4683