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The long-awaited updated Green Mountain Support Services Medical Policies and Procedures trainings are underway!  Not only will these trainings be interactive and hands-on, but they will also give everyone who has not had an opportunity to meet the new agency nurse a chance to do so. 

Christina Bell, RN, agency nurse, will be holding four-hour trainings for home providers and support employees (Direct Support Professionals) throughout the summer months of July, August, and September.  These trainings entail the medical requirements in which all who are involved with the care of GMSS clients must follow.  The updated GMSS Medical Policies and Procedures are an extension of The State of Vermont Health and Wellness Guidelines and The Developmental Disabilities Act of 1996. 

All attendees will have the opportunity to go over topics with the agency nurse and ask questions for additional clarification.  One focus will be ensuring everyone understands the role of the GMSS nurses, Christina Bell, RN, and Martha Ide, RN, and how they can assist with individual needs.  Trainings will be focused on the updated medication administration records (MAR), correct documentation techniques, medication disposal recommendations from local Regional Solid Waste Management Districts and pharmacies, the dynamics of special care procedures, the dynamics of medical restraints, and basic seizure first-aid. 

These individual trainings are a great way to get questions answered directly, and an easy way for employees to obtain their annual medication delegation training certificate!  The nursing department looks forward to seeing everyone at the GMSS Medical Policies and Procedures Trainings!  If you would like more information on these trainings please contact GMSS, a service coordinator, or the agency nurse at (802) 888-7602.  As always, GMSS thanks you for helping to keep our clients safe and healthy.  And thanks you again for all the hard work you do! 

  -Christina Bell, RN