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Home Study Training

At Milestone HCQU Northwest, we are always looking for new ways to help you get the information you need to help you better serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To that end, we have created home-study trainings on several subjects, listed below, and we add new topics regularly.  Learners can read the information online or download for offline reading/printing and take the test online. 

To access our online training site click here:  http://northwesthcqu.learnupon.com

Unlike our live, instructor-led trainings, where you have the option of asking questions, you must take a short (5-question) quiz to recieve credit for our home-study trainings. Certificates are generated upon successful completion of the course. To complete the training, you must score a minimum of 80% on the test and at least click through each module in the training. Evaluation questions are not mandatory (we’d love your feedback!), but the system may not automatically generate your certificate unless you at least click into each module of the training.

You must have an account on our online training center to take these trainings. If you do not have an account, it’s fast and easy to register for one. If you already have an account on the Milestone HCQU West Training Center, please email HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org so we can help you setup an account with HCQU Northwest.  Please note, we are no longer accepting paper copies of our home-study tests. You must create an account with our online training center to submit tests.

Home Study Courses (worth ½ to 1½ hours):

  • Active Listening
  • Acquiescence & Other Common Response Biases in the I/DD Population
  • ADHD                                                     
  • Allergies 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 2
  • Aspiration (A Fatal Five training)
  • Balance 
  • Bipolar & Mania
  • Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Bullying 
  • Cardiac Disease 
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Communicating with the Doctor 
  • Constipation (A Fatal Five training)
  • Copper Toxicity 
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Cri du Chat 
  • Death & Dying 
  • Depression 
  • Dehydration (A Fatal Five training)
  • Documentation
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Falls and Fall Prevention
  • Feeding Tubes 
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Food Safety
  • Head Injury 
  • Hypertension 
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder 
  • Lyme Disease 
  • Men’s Health
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Nutrition
  • Pain
  • Pain and Behavior
  • Pneumonia
  • Pressure Ulcers 
  • Respect
  • Seizures (A Fatal Five training)
  • Sepsis (A Fatal Five training) 
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation 
  • Snakes and Snake Bites 
  • Staying Fit as You Age 
  • Stress Management 
  • Stroke
  • Systemic Fungal Infections
  • Thyroid
  • Total Wellness for the Caregiver
  • Touch: Guidelines for Appropriate Human Contact 
  • Vision
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