HCS & TxHmL Joint Training Opportunities

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Below is a listing of classes available to HCS and TxHmL providers. Classes will be added as they become available. To register for a class, click on the course link below for the desired date and time and follow the instructions. No CEs are offered for these courses, but attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
July 2022
Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction of HCS and TxHML (course description)
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Webinar
(600 MAX)
Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for HCS/TxHmL (course description)
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Webinar
(650 MAX)
Administrative Penalties and Related Processes in HCS & TxHmL Settings (course description)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Webinar
(40 MAX)
Infection Control Basics for HCS and TxHmL Program Providers (course description)
Thursday, July 28, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(600 MAX)

Course Descriptions

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation for HCS and TxHmL Program Providers: This webinar covers program provider requirements relating to the abuse, neglect and exploitation (ANE) of individuals receiving HCS and TxHmL program services. This course will define abuse, neglect and exploitation and will cover provider responsibilities for preventing, recognizing and reporting ANE.

Administrative Penalties and Related Processes in HCS & TxHmL Settings: This presentation will cover the processes and requirements pertaining to Administrative Penalties and Related Processes for HCS and TxHmL. No CE are offered for this webinar; a certificate of attendance will be sent to participants following the event.

Certification Principle 9.174: Service Delivery for HCS Providers: This webinar will give a detailed review of Texas Administrative Code 9.174 relating to service delivery for HCS program providers. Included is a discussion of program provider responsibilities and a review of the services available to individuals enrolled in the HCS program.

Emergency Preparedness 101 for HCS Program Providers: This webinar provides an overview of program provider requirements for preparing for and responding to emergencies. The course includes a discussion of potential emergencies that must be prepared for, the 3 phases of emergency preparedness plan, and the 8 core functions that should be included.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 1: Administrative Penalty Rules: This webinar provides interpretive guidance for administrative penalties and the amelioration process for HCS and TxHmL program providers. This presentation will include a review of Texas Administrative Code and the scope and severity matrix used by Long Term Care Regulatory to determine the seriousness of violations.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 2: Mission, Development and Philosophy of Program Operations and Top 10 Deficiencies: This webinar provides interpretive guidance on TAC 9.172 which relates to the mission, development and philosophy of a program provider's operations. We will also review the top ten deficiencies cited in HCS and TxHmL programs.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 3: Comprehensive Nursing Assessment: This webinar provides interpretive guidance for RN responsibilities related to the comprehensive nursing assessment. We will discuss how to conduct a thorough nursing assessment and will review assessment form 8584 in its entirety.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 4: Staff Member and Service Provider Requirements: This webinar provides interpretive guidance related to program provider responsibilities for hiring and training of staff members and service providers as outlined in TAC 9.177.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 5: Restraints and Seclusion: This webinar provides interpretive guidance related to restraints in the HCS and TxHmL programs including when a restraint may be used, and ways in which restraints may not be used. This presentation will also cover the rules barring the use of seclusion.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 6: Quality Assurance: This webinar provides interpretive guidance on the rules outlined in TAC 9.178 and 9.580 which require program providers to provide quality in the delivery of services and supports.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 7: Rights of Individuals: This webinar provides interpretive guidance on the rights of individuals receiving HCS and TxHmL program services as outlined in TAC 9.173 and 9.580.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 8: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: This webinar provides interpretive guidance on the rules related to the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) of individuals receiving HCS and TxHmL program services. This presentation will provide a review of the definitions of, and the rules for preventing and reporting ANE within the HCS and TxHmL programs.

HCS/TxHmL Certification Principles Module 9: Service Delivery: This webinar provides interpretive guidance for TAC ยง9.174 relating to the delivery of services and supports in HCS and TxHmL programs.

Hot Topic: Get Ready for Flu Season: This month's Hot Topic presentation will provide an overview of flu facts, its symptoms and potential complications, and how to best prepare for and prevent the flu.

Hot Topic: Heat Stress: This month's hot topic will address heat stress and heat-related illnesses. We will include a discussion of what to look for, how to prevent, and how to treat these conditions. Topics include but are not limited to, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and medications that increase the risk of heat-related issues.

Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for HCS/TxHmL: This webinar covers HCS/TxHmL provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes and flooding. Topics include risk assessment, the three phases of emergency management and the core elements required for an emergency plan. No CE are offered for this webinar; a certificate of attendance will be sent to participants following the event.

Hurricane Season Readiness for HCS Providers: This webinar covers HCS program provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes. Topics include emergency risk assessment, the three phases of emergency preparedness and the 8 core functions required for an emergency plan.

Infection Control Basics for HCS and TxHmL Program Providers: This webinar reviews basic infection control concepts such as hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, and steps to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Nursing in HCS and TxHmL Settings: This presentation will cover requirements pertaining to delivery of nursing care for individuals receiving services in HCS and TxHmL settings. The most cited deficiencies pertaining to these requirements will also be noted during the training. No CE are offered for this webinar; however, a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Texas HCS/TxHmLs: The purpose of this webinar is to assist HCS and TxHmL program providers in Texas in stopping the spread of infection, including all variants of COVID-19, in light of the recent surge in cases. We will review basic infection control principles, PPE, physical distancing, benefits of vaccination and revised Response Plan information.

Top 10 Most Cited Deficiencies for HCS and TxHmL Providers: This webinar is an overview of the top 10 most cited deficiencies in the HCS and TxHmL program.

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction of HCS and TxHML: This webinar will cover the process for writing an acceptable Plan of Correction for HCS and Texas Home Living Program Providers.

For additional information, please email LTCRJointTraining@hhs.texas.gov.

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