Joint Training Opportunities

Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
July 2024
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Monday, July 15, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Health and Human Services Offices
2300 E. Yandell
Room: Conference Room 2
El Paso, TX
(25 MAX)
Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Day Activity and Health Services and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (DAHS and PPECC) (course description)
Monday, July 15, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Chase Bank/ Texas Department of State Health Services
1301 S. Bowen Rd., Ste 200
Room: 2210
Arlington, TX 76013
(30 MAX)
Full
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Health and Human Services Offices
2300 E. Yandell
Room: Conference Room 2
El Paso, TX
(25 MAX)
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Chase Bank/ Texas Department of State Health Services
1301 S. Bowen Rd., Ste 200
Room: 2210
Arlington, TX 76013
(32 MAX)
Full
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Thursday, July 18, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Chase Bank/ Texas Department of State Health Services
1301 S. Bowen Rd., Ste 200
Room: 2210
Arlington, TX 76013
(30 MAX)
Full
CNA Series: Communication, Conflict and Privacy (course description)
Thursday, July 18, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
11307 Roszell Street
Room: 2001
San Antonio, TX 78217
(25 MAX)
Full
Transition to Practice Series: Quality Improvement and Management Concepts for the Nursing Home Setting (course description)
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
11307 Roszell Street
Room: 2001
San Antonio, TX 78217
(25 MAX)
Full
Nursing Scope of Practice for Long-term Care Communities (course description)
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(500 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness for Long Term Care Providers (course description)
Thursday, July 25, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
11307 Roszell Street
Room: 2001
San Antonio, TX 78217
(30 MAX)
LNFA Series: Complaints, ANE, QAPI (course description)
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Understanding the Health Maintenance Activity (HMA) Rules (ALF) (1hr) (course description)
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
August 2024
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
4601 South 1st Street
Room: K106
Abilene, TX 79605
(20 MAX)
Full
Workshop for Nursing Facility Directors of Nursing (course description)
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
6302 Iola
Room: 429
Lubbock, TX 79424
(15 MAX)
Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Nursing Facilities (NF) (course description)
Thursday, August 8, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness for Long Term Care Providers (course description)
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Texas Health and Human Services
4601 South 1st Street
Conference Room: K101, K102, K103
Abilene, TX 79605
(30 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Austin Complex (NAC)
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
1.904 (Houston)
Austin, TX 78751
(25 MAX)
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Austin Complex (NAC)
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
1.904 (Houston)
Austin, TX 78751
(25 MAX)
Reporting Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation Changes and Self-Reporting Incidents for Intermediate Care Facilities (course description)
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(1000 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Thursday, August 15, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Austin Complex (NAC)
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
1.904 (Houston)
Austin, TX 78751
(25 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness for Long Term Care Providers (course description)
Thursday, August 15, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dr. Ralph R Chase Building
622 S. Oakes Street
Conference Room A114
San Angelo, TX 76903
(30 MAX)
Hurricane and Flood Preparedness for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) (course description)
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Plan of Removal Basics for Nursing Facilities (NF) (course description)
Wednesday, August 21, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Day Activity and Health Services and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (DAHS and PPECC) (course description)
Thursday, August 22, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) (course description)
Thursday, August 29, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar
(1000 MAX)
September 2024
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services
1210 S. Chestnut Street
Room 217
Lufkin, TX 75901
(20 MAX)
The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes (course description)
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services
1210 S. Chestnut Street
Room 217
Lufkin, TX 75901
(20 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Thursday, September 12, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services
1210 S. Chestnut Street
Room 217
Lufkin, TX 75901
(20 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Friday, September 13, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
3501 SW 45th Ave Ste L
Conference Room: L112
Amarillo, TX 79109
(30 MAX)
From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (course description)
Tuesday, September 24, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Elias Ramirez State Office Building
5425 Polk Street
Room: 1E/1F
Houston, TX 77023
(20 MAX)
Workshop for Nursing Facility Directors of Nursing (course description)
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Elias Ramirez State Office Building
5425 Polk Street
Room: 2 E&F
Houston, TX 77023
(20 MAX)

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 Regulation, Regulatory Services Division is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, 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 26 Texas Administrative Code §555.35). 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

10 Most Cited Deficiencies for ICF/IID Facilities in FY 2022: This webinar covers the ten most frequently cited federal deficiencies in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs). No CE offered; however, a certificate of attendance will be provided upon course evaluation completion.

ALF TAC Changes August 2021: This webinar discusses the Life Safety Code licensing standards for assisted living facilities with the 26 TAC §553 restructuring that is current as of August 2021.

ALF: Inappropriate Placements in Assisted Living Facilities: This course describes what inappropriate placement looks like in an assisted living facility, situations that may come up that make a resident no longer appropriate for the facility, and what providers can do if they identify a resident who is no longer appropriate for their facility. There are no CEs awarded for this course.

CNA Series: Communication, Conflict and Privacy: The CNA webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, residents rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • Communication and Privacy: provides participants with knowledge on the importance of communication in their role as a nurse aide. Participants will discuss interacting with residents, how to solve conflict and review professional social media use.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Building Confidence During a Survey: The CNA webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, residents rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • Surveyor Interviews: is designed to increase your confidence during a regulatory survey by discussing different scenarios that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and professionalism.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Caring for Residents Through the Aging Process Part 2: This webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, residents rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • Caring for Residents Through the Aging Process, Part 2 provides participants with knowledge on the actions CNAs can take to prevent resident falls, how to use body mechanics to prevent work injuries, and guidelines for responding to emergencies.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Caring for Residents Through the Aging Process Part 1: The CNA webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, residents rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • Caring for Residents Through the Aging Process, Part 1: provides participants with knowledge on age-related changes in the different body systems of older adults, the importance of supporting sexuality in older adults, providing trauma-informed care, and end of life care.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Caring for Residents with Dementia Part 1: This webinar provides guidance related to caring for residents with dementia. Topics include the importance of person-centered care and completing activities of daily living in a way that gives the resident a sense of dignity and choice. Participants will also discuss supporting the residents past memories and preventing boredom with activities.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Caring for Residents with Dementia Part 2: This webinar provides participants with knowledge on the actions CNAs can take to prevent resident falls, how to use body mechanics to prevent work injuries, and guidelines for responding to emergencies.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Job Skills and Responsibilities: The CNA webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, resident's rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • CNA Series: Job Skills and Responsibilities provides participants with knowledge on the responsibilities of a nurse aide to the nursing home, residents, and staff members. Participants will also discuss how person-centered care promotes wellness and identify aging trends in long term care.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

CNA Series: Laws, Ombudsman, Survey Expectations: The CNA webinar series covers a range of important nurse aide skills, such as communication, residents rights, maintaining safety, and information regarding the care of residents with dementia. The objective of the series is to empower the CNA in becoming an important member of the interdisciplinary team and the long-term care survey process.

  • Regulatory Overview: provides participants with knowledge on federal and state organizations that set standards for nursing home care and what to expect during an annual survey. Participants will also learn about the role of the ombudsman in long-term care.

  • CNAs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hr upon successful completion of the webinar.

COVID 19 Response Plan for ICFs: During this training we will review the recently updated COVID-19 Response plan.

Culture Change: Improving Quality of Life in Long Term Care: This two-hour webinar, for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, introduces participants to apply culture change practices within facilities to address the importance of language and labeling, the Holistic Approach to Transformational Change (HATCh), and provide participants with culture change principles within the context of the federal rules and regulations.

Registered Nurses earn 1.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 1.75 clock hours for social workers,
  • 1.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.75 clock hours

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.

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

Dehydration: Prevention and Intervention in Long-Term Care: This two-hour webinar, for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, introduces participants to discuss the purpose of water in our body, different types of dehydration, review at risk conditions, signs and symptoms of dehydration and preventative measures that can be facilitated in the LTC setting.

Registered Nurses earn 1.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 1.75 clock hours for social workers,
  • 1.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.75 clock hours

Emergency Preparedness for Long Term Care Providers: This course provides guidance that an administrator, emergency preparedness coordinator, disaster coordinator, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, and other staff members can use to develop or review a disaster plan. You will learn the steps of emergency preparedness (including risk assessment and plan development) and the core functions of emergency management. 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 5.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 2.50 hours for social workers
  • 6.00 hours for nursing facility administrators
  • 6.00 hours for assisted living facility managers
  • 6.00 hours for day activity and health services managers
  • 6.00 hours for home and community support services agencies administrators
  • 6.00 hours for nurse aides, and
  • 6.50 clock hours awarded

Flu & COVID-19: What You Need to Know: In this webinar, we are going review the similarities and the differences between flu and COVID-19, the importance of getting a flu shot, and how flu vaccination along with good infection control practices protect everyone. We will also look at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on administering flu vaccines this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is appropriate for all provider types.

  • No continuing education hours/units are available for this webinar. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: From Awareness to Action: Responding to Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation is designed to equip participants with the skills necessary to identify, prevent, and respond to instances of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (ANE) in nursing facilities. During the course, participants will be able to recognize the indicators and root causes of ANE, identify the federal tags related to ANE, learn about the nursing facility's responsibility to self-report, and develop a plan of removal for ANE.

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

  • 6.00 hours for social workers
  • 6.00 hours for nursing facility administrators
  • 6.00 hours for assisted living facility managers
  • 6.00 hours for day activity and health services managers
  • 6.00 hours for home and community support services agencies administrators
  • 6.00 hours for Texas LTC Ombudsman
  • 6.00 hours for nurse aides, and
  • 6.00 clock hours awarded

Hurricane and Flood Preparedness for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs): This 2-hour webinar provides guidance for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, licensed nursing facility administrators, and other staff members who develop and contribute to the development of a disaster/emergency plan to ensure the health and well-being of individuals in their care during a natural disaster and/or an emergency. You will learn the provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes and flooding. Topics covered include the state and federal requirements of emergency preparedness including risk assessment, the three phases of emergency management, and the core elements required for an emergency plan.

Registered Nurses earn 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this webinar.

  • 1.00 hours for social workers
  • 2.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Day Activity and Health Services and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (DAHS and PPECC): This 2-hour webinar provides guidance to staff members who develop and contribute to the development of a disaster/emergency plan to ensure the health and well-being of individuals in their care during a natural disaster and/or an emergency. You will learn the provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes and flooding. Topics covered include the state and federal requirements of emergency preparedness including risk assessment, the three phases of emergency management, and the core elements required for an emergency plan.

Registered Nurses earn 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this webinar.

  • 1.00 hours for social workers
  • 2.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Home and Community Based Services and Texas Home Living (HCS/TxHmL): This 1-hour webinar provides guidance for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, administrators, and other staff members who develop and contribute to the development of a disaster/emergency plan to ensure the health and well-being of individuals in their care during a natural disaster and/or an emergency. 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.

Registered Nurses earn 0.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this webinar.

  • 1.00 hours for social workers
  • 1.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 1.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF): This webinar focuses on aspects of emergency preparedness and emergency response in Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), with attention to preparing for hurricane season. Phases of emergency management will be discussed, as well as emergency preparedness rules and standards and core functions required for an emergency plan, including conducting a risk assessment of potential emergencies or disasters that pose a risk to the facility.

  • 1.00 hours for social workers
  • 2.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Hurricane and Flooding Readiness for Nursing Facilities (NF): This 2-hour webinar provides guidance for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, licensed nursing facility administrators, and other staff members who develop and contribute to the development of a disaster/emergency plan to ensure the health and well-being of individuals in their care during a natural disaster and/or an emergency. You will learn the provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes and flooding. Topics covered include the state and federal requirements of emergency preparedness including risk assessment, the three phases of emergency management, and the core elements required for an emergency plan

Registered Nurses earn 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this webinar.

  • 1.50 hours for social workers
  • 2.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Hurricane Emergency Preparedness for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs): This 2-hour webinar provides guidance for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, licensed nursing facility administrators, and other staff members who develop and contribute to the development of a disaster/emergency plan to ensure the health and well-being of individuals in their care during a natural disaster and/or an emergency. You will learn the provider requirements related to the development of emergency preparedness plans with a focus on hurricanes and flooding. Topics covered include the state and federal requirements of emergency preparedness including risk assessment, the three phases of emergency management, and the core elements required for an emergency plan.

Registered Nurses earn 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this webinar.

  • 1.00 hours for social workers
  • 2.00 hours for nursing facility administrators and,
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

ICF Active Treatment: This webinar is designed to help providers understand the purpose behind the active treatment program in their facilities. The content covers the components of the Active Treatment Loop and the role of the QIDP.

ICF Dietetic Services: Dietetic Services introduces learners to the Dietetic Services Condition of Participation (CoP) in the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) program. This webinar steps the learner through a mini-mock survey requiring the identification of state violations and federal deficiencies.

ICF Expanded Visitation Rules: This webinar will review the recently released emergency rules regarding expansion of reopening visitations in ICF facilities.

ICF Person Centered Planning: This class is designed to help providers customize individuals active treatment programs. An examination of the interdisciplinary teams responsibilities and the five components of the Active Treatment Loop give providers an in-depth look at program planning.

ICF Visitation Rules: We will review the current Visitation Rules, including the types of visitation permitted as well as the attestation form.

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 - 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,

Immediate Jeopardy; Appendix Q Core Guidelines: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements and survey process for Immediate Jeopardy situations. This course is for ALL Nursing Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, HCSSA, and ICF/IID providers.

There are no continuing education hours offered for this webinar.

Infection Control Basics for DAHS/PPECC: This webinar outlines standard and transmission-based precautions needed to prevent the spread of infection, demonstrates how to utilize PPE for optimal protection and discusses the benefits of vaccination.

Infection Control- Break the Chain of Infection: This eight-hour course identifies the federal and state regulations that govern infection control in Long-term Care. Participants identify the links in the chain of infection and learn how to practice Standard, Enhanced Barrier, and Transmission-based Precautions. Participants will review how to properly use personal protective equipment and practice recognizing outbreak. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the training.

Registered Nurses can earn 5.0 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 6.5 clock hours for social workers
  • 6.5 clock hours for nursing facility administrators
  • 6.5 clock hours awarded

Infection Control in Long-Term Care: This two-hour webinar, for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, introduces participants to strategies and tools to assess and develop interventions to prevent infections in older adults and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The webinar will address infection control practices and issue of infection prevention and control in the Texas Long-Term care setting.

Registered Nurses earn 1.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 1.75 clock hours for social workers,
  • 1.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.75 clock hours

Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities: This in-person classroom training 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.

Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities: This three-hour webinar 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.

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

LNFA Series: Complaints, ANE, QAPI: This 1-hour webinar provides insight on the complaint process, regulation related to abuse, neglect, exploitation and administration. Participants will be exposed to quality assurance/ performance improvement, data-driven approaches for the Nursing Home Facility. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

Registered Nurses earn 0.05 contact hours upon successful completion.

  • 1.00 hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.00 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Dementia and Person-Centered Care (NF): This 1-hour webinar provides detailed guidance related to caring for residents with dementia. Topics include the importance of appropriate care planning, person-centered care and meaningful activities. The course will address how nursing facility leaders can use their influence to promote a culture of care for residents with dementia. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

Registered Nurses earn 0.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 1.00 contact hours for social workers (0.5 of the total is ethics),
  • 1.00 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.00 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Infection Prevention and Control (NF): This 1-hr webinar is designed to provide Nursing Facility Administrators an overview of the Federal and State regulations that govern Infection Prevention and Control. The training discusses requirements for a nursing facility Infection Prevention and Control program, requirements for immunizations, and the requirements for compliance with Transmission-based Precautions. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities.

Registered Nurses earn 0.05 contact hours upon successful completion.

  • 1.20 contact hours for LP/VNs,
  • 1.00 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.00 clock hours

LNFA Series: Personnel and Organizational Management (NF): This one-hour webinar is focused on the personnel and organizational management concerns within nursing home settings. The course will cover topics such as & [critical components of new employee orientation and continued training, communication and staff motivation, and strategies to improve customer service and public relations. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

Registered Nurses earn 0.5 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 0.5 clock hours for social workers for each module,
  • 0.5 clock hours for nursing facility administrators for each module, and
  • 0.5 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Regulation and Resident Rights (NF): This 1-hour webinar provides insight on the rules and regulations governing the Nursing Home Facility, the top ten cited deficiencies, informal dispute resolution, plans of correction, resident rights and best practices. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

Registered Nurses earn 0.05 contact hours upon successful completion.

  • 1.00 hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.00 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Resident Care Management (NF): This 1-hour webinar provides valuable practices strategies that support the management of the residents specific care needs within the nursing home setting. The course will cover the management of the residents care from admission, transfer, and discharge to the dietary management for weight loss, dehydration, and pressure and the responsibility of the licensed nursing facility administrator to have a comprehensive Emergency Preparedness plan for its resident. This course is targeted to licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

Registered Nurses earn 0.5 contact hours upon successful completion of each module.

  • 1.0 hours for social workers for each module
  • 1.0 hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.0 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Safety in the Nursing Home Environment (NF): This one hour webinar series provides insight into the rules, regulations, and best practices to maintain the safety of the resident in the nursing home environment. The course will cover the federal and state regulations that govern LSC/Emergency Plans in the NH setting, cover the four core elements nursing homes must have in their Emergency Plans, review the compliance criteria with Fire and Disaster Emergency Plans, and outline areas for improvement in your Nursing Home Emergency Plans. This course is targeted at licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

  • Registered Nurses earn 0.5 contact hours upon successful completion of module
  • 1.0 hours for nursing facility administrators and
  • 1.0 clock hours for all other attendees

LNFA Series: Your Roles and Responsibilities (NF): This webinar provides insight into the role and responsibilities of licensed nursing facility administrators. The course will cover the role of the licensed nursing facility administrator and their interactions and collaboration with other staff members and residents within the facility, the skills and qualifications needed for the job, their role and daily functions within the nursing home setting, and the financial management of a nursing home facility. This course is targeted at licensed nursing facility administrators, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and those in leadership roles in regulated nursing facilities. Participants will gain valuable resources that will increase their ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of the individual within their nursing home settings.

  • Registered Nurses earn 0.5 contact hours upon successful completion of module
  • 1.0 hours for nursing facility administrators and
  • 1.0 clock hours for all other attendees

Managing Dementia in Long Term Care: This 1-day course is dementia specific, with a focus on understanding care for older adults with dementia, person-centered care, behaviors, assessments, care planning, and non-pharmacological interventions. This course is designed to provide the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, and other providers with the knowledge, empathy, and practical skills needed to navigate the complexities of dementia.

Registered Nurses earn 5.25 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 6.25 clock hours for social workers
  • 6.25 clock hours for nursing facility administrators
  • 6.25 clock hours for assisted living facility managers
  • 6.25 clock hours for day activity and health services managers
  • 6.25 clock hours for home and community support services agencies administrators
  • 6.25 clock hours for nurse aides
  • 6.25 clock hours awarded.

Most Frequently Cited Violations in ALFs: This course reviews the 10 most frequently cited violations for assisted living facilities.

Nursing Scope of Practice for Long-term Care Communities: This webinar focuses on the delineation of LVN and RN roles and scope of practice in long-term care communities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities. Other information reviewed includes the Decision-Making Model from the Texas Board of Nurses, the roles of RNs and LVNs in delegation and assignment, and the nursing peer review process. No continuing education hours are offered for this webinar. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Plan of Removal Basics for Nursing Facilities (NF): This training centers on addressing Immediate Jeopardy situations in nursing facilities, specifically highlighting the design and implementation of a comprehensive Plan of Removal. Participants learn to dissect the plan's key components, from root cause analysis and actionable steps to assigned responsibilities. The curriculum emphasizes a proactive and collaborative approach, ensuring the well-being of residents through detailed planning and response strategies.

PPE: A Shield Against Infection (LTC): The purpose of this webinar is to emphasize how to prevent or minimize the spread of infectious disease, by using personal protective equipment or PPE. During this webinar we will review Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions; and learn how to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) as a shield against infection. No continuing education hours are offered for this webinar. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Pressure Injury Prevention: This two-hour webinar for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, addresses the definition of a pressure injury, tools and interventions to assess individuals at risk and the guidance for long-term care facilities to prevent pressure injury development, promote the healing of existing pressure injuries, and how surveyors determine if a pressure injury is avoidable or unavoidable according to state and federal regulations.

Registered Nurses earn 1.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 2.10 clock hours for LP/VNs
  • 1.75 clock hours for social workers
  • 1.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 2.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Reporting Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation Changes and Self-Reporting Incidents for Intermediate Care Facilities: This course will focus on Legislative changes for ICF/IID facilities related to reporting Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (ANE) and look at the process for self-reporting incidents to Complaint and Incident Intake (CII), as per Texas Administrative Code (TAC).

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. Participants will received a certificate of attendance.

Self-Reporting Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation and Other Incidents for Assisted Living Facilities: Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents for ALFs. This course provides reminders of the policies and procedures ALFs should have in place for receiving and investigating complaints, as well as an overview of self-reporting ANE in Assisted Living Facilities. No CE awarded however a certificate of attendance will be issued after completion of the evaluation.

Six Keys to Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents (NF): This webinar was created in response to an identified need for clarification on the self-reporting process. The purpose of the webinar is to review the why, what, who, where, when and how of self-reporting abuse, neglect, exploitation and other incidents in Texas nursing facilities (NF). The webinar includes current regulatory guidance, case studies, and handouts for future reference. Attendees will leave more confident in identifying and managing reportable incidents.

There are no continuing education hours are offered for this webinar. Participants will received a certificate of attendance.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Texas ALFs: The purpose of this webinar is to assist Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) 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.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Texas DAHS: The purpose of this webinar is to assist DAHS providers 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.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Texas NFs: The purpose of this webinar is to assist Nursing Facilities (NF) 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.

Ten Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in Nursing Homes FY2022: This webinar covers the ten most frequently cited deficiencies in Nursing Facilities in 2022 and includes some examples of the citations.

Texas Oasis Dementia Training: 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.

  • 8.50 contact hours for LP/VNs
  • 11.20 clock hours for social workers
  • 11.20 clock hours for nursing facility administrators

The Survey and Enforcement Process for Nursing Homes: This training session is exclusively for Nursing Facility providers. It covers the important aspects of the Survey process and the details of State and Federal Enforcement, making sure providers are fully informed about these key areas of regulatory compliance.

Transition to Practice Series: Promoting Holistic Care in the Nursing Home Setting: This four-part webinar series provides insight on the rules, regulations and best practices related to a nurse or other health care professional transitioning to the Nursing Home setting from any other healthcare environment.

The Promoting Holistic Care in the Nursing Home Setting module provides the nurse or other health care professionals knowledge, tools and best-practices on person-centered care and the body systems that affect the wellness of the older adult living in a nursing home. Registered nurses and other health care professionals will gain valuable practices strategies, resources and takeaways that support their transition to practice in a Nursing Home setting to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing home residents.

Registered Nurses earn 2.50 contact hours upon successful completion of each module.

  • 3.00 hours for social workers for each module,
  • 3.00 hours for nursing facility administrators for each module, and
  • 3.00 clock hours for all other module attendees

Transition to Practice Series: Providing Individualized Care in the Nursing Home Setting: This four-part webinar series provides insight on the rules, regulations and best practices related to a nurse or other health care professional transitioning to the Nursing Home setting from any other healthcare environment.

The Providing Individualized Care in the Nursing Home Setting module provides the nurse or other health care professionals knowledge, tools and best-practices on the attitudes and values related to aging and ageism and the unique care individuals require in a nursing home setting. Registered nurses and other health care professionals will gain valuable practices strategies, resources and takeaways that support their transition to practice in a Nursing Home setting to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing home residents.

Registered Nurses earn 2.50 contact hours upon successful completion of each module.

  • 3.00 hours for social workers for each module,
  • 3.00 hours for nursing facility administrators for each module, and
  • 3.00 clock hours for all other module attendees

Transition to Practice Series: Quality Improvement and Management Concepts for the Nursing Home Setting: This four-part webinar series provides insight on the rules, regulations and best practices related to a nurse or other health care professional transitioning to the Nursing Home setting from any other healthcare environment.

The Quality Improvement and Management Concepts for the Nursing Home Setting module provides the nurse or other health care professionals knowledge, tools and best-practices on the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) models and strategies for implementing the results of your facility root cause and systems analysis to facilitate improvement in your nursing home setting. Registered nurses and other health care professionals will gain valuable practices strategies, resources and takeaways that support their transition to practice in a Nursing Home setting to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing home residents.

Registered Nurses earn 2.50 contact hours upon successful completion of each module.

  • 3.00 hours for social workers for each module,
  • 3.00 hours for nursing facility administrators for each module, and
  • 3.00 clock hours for all other module attendees

Transition to Practice Series: The Nursing Home Setting: This four-part webinar series provides insight on the rules, regulations and best practices related to a nurse or other health care professional transitioning to the Nursing Home setting from any other healthcare environment.

The Nursing Home Setting module provides insight on the rules, regulations and best practices related to a nurse or other health care professionals transitioning from another practice setting, such as an acute care practice setting to a Nursing Home practice setting. Registered nurses and other health care professionals will gain valuable practices strategies, resources and takeaways that support their transition to practice in a Nursing Home setting to offer the highest possible level of care to nursing home residents.

Registered Nurses earn 2.50 contact hours upon successful completion of each module.

  • 3.00 hours for social workers for each module,
  • 3.00 hours for nursing facility administrators for each module, and
  • 3.00 clock hours for all other module attendees

TULIP Licensing and Credentialing Provider Training: The following training is a full overview of the NFA Credentialing Application Submittal process. This will include information on the Application navigation, how to complete a payment and how to conduct a Public Search.

Understanding the Health Maintenance Activity (HMA) Rules (ALF) (1hr): This one hour webinar examines the Health Maintenance Activity (HMA) rules for Assisted Living Facilities and reviews what tasks may be performed with or without RN delegation.

Understanding the Survey Process (NF): Understanding the Survey Process provides an overview of the annual survey process for nursing facilities. This webinar explains how survey teams determine whether facilities are following the federal regulatory requirements. Understanding the Survey Process is designed for surveyors and nursing facility employees.

There are no continuing education hours offered for this webinar. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Vaccination Reporting Requirements for ICF: We will review the reporting requirements put forth in Provider Letter 2021-05 regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

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: LTCRJointTraining@hhs.texas.gov
  • There will be no CEUs awarded for this class.
  • There will be only 4 participants allowed for each 2 hour session

Weight Loss in Older Adults: This two-hour webinar, for nursing facility surveyors and providers, such as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, and nursing facility administrators, introduces participants to prevent weight loss in older adults and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The webinar will cover involuntary weight loss, assessment of nutritional status, loss parameters and pertinent labs, malnutrition, identify risk factors and interventions/preventive measures, and review avoidable versus unavoidable negative outcomes.

Registered Nurses earn 1.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 1.75 clock hours for social workers,
  • 1.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 1.75 clock hours

What Surveyors Look For: Intermediate Care Facilities - ICF: This webinar covers the fundamental components of the Active Treatment Conditions of Participation for ICF/IID providers. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Workshop for Nursing Facility Directors of Nursing: This 2-day course provides Directors of Nursing (DONs) with valuable information and resources to help them fulfill their role and ensure the highest level of resident care. Participants will identify the responsibilities of a DON working in a nursing facility and discuss the services and goals of the nursing facility.

Registered Nurses earn 10.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

  • 10.20 clock hours for LP/VNs
  • 10.00 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 10.00 clock hours for all other attendees

Workshop for Nursing Facility DONs: A Snapshot: This three-hour abbreviated webinar of the two-day in-person, instructor-led course, titled Workshop for Nursing Facility Director of Nurses, provides insight into the role, tools, and responsibilities of a Director of Nurses as well as topics the Director of Nurses will need to address within a nursing facility such as the state and federal regulations, infection control, abuse neglect and exploitation, dementia care, and person-centered culture change, that promote standards of nursing care and the well-being, dignity and choice of the individuals in a long-term care setting.

  • Registered Nurses earn 2.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity,
  • 2.75 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and
  • 3.0 clock hours

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

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