Joint Training Opportunities

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Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
June 2019
Transition to Practice for Nurses in the Long-term Care Setting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
7400 Diana Dr
Diana, Conf Rm 24
El Paso, TX 79904
(20 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Main Auditorium
Houston, TX 77007
(50 MAX)
Full
Transition to Practice for Nurses in the Long-term Care Setting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
MRC The Crossings
(Methodist Retirement Communities)
255 N Egret Bay Blvd
Chapel
League City, TX 77573
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
2614 NW Stallings Drive
Conference Room 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
(40 MAX)
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Building
1711 Herring Avenue
Conference Room 36
Waco, TX 76708
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Main Auditorium
Houston, TX 77007
(50 MAX)
Full
July 2019
Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
4601 South 1st Street
Room: K106
Abilene, TX 79605
(25 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Greenwood Square: HHSC, DFPS, DADS
302 E Rieck Rd
Rm 303
Tyler, TX 75703
(35 MAX)
Scope and Severity Training for ALFs, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar

Webinar, TX
(50 MAX)
Scope and Severity Training for ALFs, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar

Webinar, TX
(50 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
4601 South 1st Street
Room: K106
Abilene, TX 79605
(25 MAX)
Full
Transition to Practice for Nurses in the Long-term Care Setting
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Health & Human Services
3501 W 45th Avenue
Conference R112
Amarillo, TX 79109
(20 MAX)
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
5155 Flynn Parkway
Room: 617
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(20 MAX)
Full
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Pine Crest Retirement Community
1302 Tom Temple Dr
Auditorium in Main Bldg.
Lufkin, TX 75904
(40 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Active Treatment in ICF/IID
Monday, July 15, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ResCare
9777 W Gulf Bank Rd
Ste 10
Houston, TX 77040
(25 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dunbar Gym
1103 Dunbar Ave
Gym
Livingston, TX 77351
(30 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dunbar Gym
1103 Dunbar Ave
Gym
Livingston, TX 77351
(30 MAX)
P.O.W.E.R. Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Training Academy
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas State Department of Health
2301 North Big Spring Street
Room: 359
Midland, TX 79705
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Thursday, July 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas State Department of Health
2301 North Big Spring Street
Room: 359
Midland, TX 79705
(30 MAX)
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
DFPS
535 S Loop 288
Conf Rm 2134
Denton, TX 76205
(25 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Twin Pine Nursing and Rehabilitation
1301 Mallette Dr
Chapel
Victoria, TX 77904
(25 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Twin Pine Nursing and Rehabilitation
1301 Mallette Dr
Chapel
Victoria, TX 77904
(25 MAX)
Full

Continuing Education Information

A Certificate of Successful Completion will not be issued to anyone arriving late (late is defined as once the activity begins, registration closes at the time the activity begins), or returning late any amount of time following time designated for a break or lunch. Exceptions will not be made.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Long-Term Care Regulatory is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Long-Term Care Regulatory is also an approved provider of continuing social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. These courses have been approved for clock hours for Texas Licensed Social Workers – Provider #4649

Courses with Long Term Care Administrator continuing education credit hours meet continuing education requirements for license renewal for Nursing Facility Administrators licensed by the State of Texas (per 40 Texas Administrative Code §18.35). The courses are not approved by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB). Sponsor or provider numbers are not applicable (NA) to these courses. This is indicated on the certificate of successful completion.

Course Descriptions

Course Description Legend:

  • ALF — Assisted Living Facility,
  • ICF/IID — Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities,
  • NF — Nursing Facilities

Emergency Preparedness: This course provides guidance that a registered nurse, a licensed vocational nurse, a social worker, and other staff members can use to develop a disaster plan. You will learn the basic steps of emergency preparedness (including risk assessment and plan development) and the eight core functions of a disaster plan. You will also learn the federal requirements for emergency preparedness. The course applies to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability or related conditions, day activity and health services providers, PPECCs, and HCSSAs.

Registered Nurses earn 6.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 7.20 contact hours for LP/VNs,
  • 6.50 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.
NOTE: The course does not give you a disaster plan.

ICF/IID Course - Active Treatment in ICF/IID: This comprehensive course is designed for the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker and staff to provide an overview of the steps that should be taken by a facility to meet the Condition of Participation of Active Treatment. The Active Treatment Loop and the role of the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) are discussed. Eighteen outcome-based active treatment regulations of the Fundamental Survey will be covered, with the entire Condition of Participation explored through case studies. Participants will complete activities, including reviewing case studies that will provide them with an opportunity to utilize the fundamental survey tool used by surveyors.

Registered Nurses earn 5.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 6.30 contact hours for LP/VNs,
  • and
  • 6.00 clock hours for social workers.

ICF/IID Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in ICFs/IID: This course was designed to enhance the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other provider and Regulatory Services staff understanding of abuse and neglect issues pertaining to individuals served by an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability (ICF/IID) facility. The focus is intended to provide a generic approach to the detection and prevention of abuse and neglect.

Registered Nurses earn 5.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 5.70 contact hours for LP/VNs,
  • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.

ICF/IID Course - Meeting Nursing Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of observational skills of the client care provider Registered Nurse and other healthcare professionals, i.e. the licensed vocational nurse, nursing facility administrator, and social worker. This course focuses on assessing and/or updating plans the care for individuals and persons with intellectual disabilities and addressing best care techniques. The eight survey tasks will be reviewed, along with patient outcomes, in an effort to achieve optimal standards of care and quality of life for the residents with intellectual disabilities.

Registered Nurses earn 5.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 5.50 clock hours for social workers.
  • 6.20 contact hours for LP/VNs,

NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations: This course, for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, introduces participants to the concept of culture change, provides participants the opportunity to discuss culture change principles within the context of the federal regulations, and offers participants the opportunity to set implementation goals to enhance the quality of care provided to residents.

Registered Nurses earn 6.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 7.50 contact hours for LP/VNs,
  • 6.50 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.

NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility: The Nursing Facility Director of Nursing (DON) Academy is an educational activity that will provide participants with evidence-based best practice information as well as external resources that are necessary not only for the successful management of a nursing facility but also for the improvement of the quality of care and quality of life of the residents, with an emphasis placed on the team approach to quality improvement and creating a person-centered care culture. The information provided during the training will include topics on the state and federal regulations for long-term care, staff engagement and retention, leadership, person-centered care, culture change, dementia care, and many others.

Registered Nurses earn 10.25 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 18.75 contact hours for Nursing Facility Administrators.

NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities: This course helps participants maintain their fire alarm, sprinkler, and HVAC systems. While many of the facility staff can gain from this class, the information is especially suited for the maintenance staff. Other modules discuss the maintenance of a building's construction type, smoke barriers, and corridor doors. Commercial cooking equipment, medical gas, and exit requirements are also discussed.

Nursing Facility Administrators earn 5.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

NOTE: Each participant must bring to the training a copy NURSING FACILITY REQUIREMENTS 40 TAC §19.300 THROUGH §19.344 as well as an 8.5" X 11" copy of the floor plan of your facility.

NF Course - Virtual Dementia Tour: 'Life Through Their Eyes': The Virtual Dementia Tour is a sensory training that lets participants feel the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Each tour will simulate what it might be like to have dementia symptoms or other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, hearing disruption and impaired vision. Participants will be asked to follow simple instructions to replicate what someone with dementia or other age-related conditions may experience. The aim of the Virtual Dementia Tour - "Life Through Their Eyes" sensory training is for participants to gain tools to move from sympathy to empathy, and better understand the behaviors and needs of loved ones and patients.

  • Please request this class by sending an email to: JointEd.Services@dads.state.tx.us
  • There will be no CEUs awarded for this class.
  • There will be only 4 participants allowed for each 2 hour session

P.O.W.E.R. Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Training Academy: This 2 day course was designed to enhance the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, and other providers on what Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) looks like, how to screen for it, how to prevent it, how to change the environment in which Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) is easily bred, how to decrease the systematic desensitization of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation against the facility residents, removing the status quo with regards to subtle instances and the mandatory reporting requirements of Abuse, Neglect and This 2 day course is distinct from the 1 day REGULATORY course titled NF Course  Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach.

Registered Nurses can earn 5.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 11.25 clock hours for social workers
  • 11.25 clock hours for nursing facility administrators

Scope and Severity Training for ALFs, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers: House Bill 2025 was passed during the 85th Texas Legislature, regular Session, 2017 and required HHSC to develop a system to record and track the scope and severity of licensure violations by ALF, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC facilities for the purpose of assessing an administrative penalty or taking other enforcement action. This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of Long-Term Care Regulatory, examine House Bill 2025 as it relates to scope and severity and review the scope and severity chart and definitions of terms associated with the chart.

There are no Continuing Education credits provided for this educational activity.

Texas Oasis Dementia Training Academy: This course was designed to enhance the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, and other providers on innovative methods to better understand and care for older adults with dementia. The training is dementia specific, with a focus on dementia basics; person-centered care; behaviors; assessments and care planning; abuse, neglect and exploitation; sexuality in dementia; cultural and socioeconomic considerations; and alternative interventions.

Registered Nurses earn 7.25 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 11.20 clock hours for social workers
  • 11.20 clock hours for nursing facility administrators

Transition to Practice for Nurses in the Long-term Care Setting: Registered Professional Nurses who provide direct client services, monitor, and or evaluate the care of older individuals and/or persons with disabilities will have the latest evidence based information (knowledge) and current standards of care (practice) regarding the rules and regulations and best practices related to a nurse transitioning from other areas, such as an acute care practice setting to a Long-Term Care (LTC) practice setting.

Participating nurses will gain valuable resources and takeaways that support their transition and prepare nurses to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing facility residents. Participants will be provided with a toolkit including evidence-based best practice information on topics such as medication administration; abuse, neglect, and exploitation; documentation; transition to practice; time management; Alzheimer's disease and dementia; retention; success in the workplace; and ethics.

  • Registered Nurses earn 8.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

For additional information, please email JointEd.Services@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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