Newsletters – Issue Briefs – Resources
In the newsletter and resources pages, you will find a number of helpful reports, links, videos, and community resources.The ICA ROC’s goal is to connect you with the information that you need.Please take time to look through the following pages and to scroll through the community resources and programs that are available below.
ICA Issue Briefs
Four NEW Direct Care Worker Issue Briefs Just Released by the Iowa CareGivers Association
Click here for End of Life Care. A grant partnership between Iowa CareGivers Association, Des Moines University, Hospice of Central Iowa, and funded by the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation has made this brief possible.
Click here for The Need for Data Collection on the Direct Care Workforce
Click here for Establishing Educational Standards and a Support System for Iowa’s Direct Care Workforce
NEW Click here for Improving Continuing Education Opportunities for Iowa’s Direct Care Workforce
Resource for Providers Implementing Person Directed/Centered Care and Consistent Staffing
The ABCM Corporation has produced a video on person directed/centered care. Click here to read more and view the video!
Pressure Ulcers: Goal is Zero
Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (IFMC) provides a number of resources to help you and your employers to reduce pressure ulcers.
In an effort to help direct care workers and their employers decrease pressure ulcer rates, theIFMC has a number of resources available on their website. The resources include several educational checklists, a printable poster and tools to track and assess pressure ulcers. Your Residents are Counting on You! Find out What You Can Do to Prevent Pressure Ulcers.
Be sure to check out the IFMC Patient Safety - Resources and Publications webpage for the list of pressure ulcer resources and other resources on MRSA, restraints, surgical care, drug safety and more!
To view resources click here
Iowa Department for the Blind
The Iowa Department for the Blind serves blind and visually impaired Iowans to help them live independent and successful lives. The Department’s programs include vocational rehabilitation and employment services, independent living services, adult orientation and adjustment center and the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. For more information, call 800-362-2587 or visit www.IDBonline.org.