Joint Training Opportunities

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Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
April 2020
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility (course description)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
2614 NW Stallings Drive
Conference Room 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
(30 MAX)
Cancelled
Six Keys to Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents (NF) (course description)
Monday, April 13, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Texas Oasis Dementia Training Academy (course description)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
KRUSE VILLAGE
1700 East Stone St
Swagyert Room
Brenham, TX 77833
(35 MAX)
Cancelled
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility (course description)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas State Department of Health
2301 North Big Spring Street
Room: 359
Midland, TX 79705
(30 MAX)
Cancelled
Emergency Preparedness (course description)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
11307 Roszell Street
Room: 2001
San Antonio, TX 78217
(50 MAX)
Cancelled
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities (course description)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
11307 Roszell Street
Room: 2001
San Antonio, TX 78217
(50 MAX)
Cancelled
Six Keys to Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents (NF) (course description)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Texas Oasis Dementia Training Academy (course description)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Texas Health & Human Services
3501 W 45th Avenue
Conference R112
Amarillo, TX 79109
(20 MAX)
Cancelled
NF Course - How to be a Successful DON in a Texas Nursing Facility (course description)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
Flynn Parkway Tower
5155 Flynn Parkway
Room: 618
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(35 MAX)
Cancelled
Emergency Preparedness (course description)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(50 MAX)
Cancelled
Texas Oasis Dementia Training Academy (course description)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services
(HHSC)
1950 Clear Lake Road
Clear Lake Conference Room South
Weatherford, TX 76086
(20 MAX)
Cancelled
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities (course description)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(50 MAX)
Cancelled
May 2020
Scope and Severity Training for ALFs, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers (course description)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(50 MAX)
Scope and Severity Training for ALFs, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers (course description)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar
(50 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness (course description)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
HHSC
3105 Executive Blvd
Rm 74
Beaumont, TX 77705
(15 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities (course description)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
HHSC
3105 Executive Blvd
Rm 74
Beaumont, TX 77705
(15 MAX)
Full
Six Keys to Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents (NF) (course description)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 MAX)
Emergency Preparedness (course description)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
1950 Clear Lake Road
Rm 30
Weatherford, TX 76086
(25 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities (course description)
Thursday, May 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
1950 Clear Lake Road
Rm 30
Weatherford, TX 76086
(25 MAX)
June 2020
Emergency Preparedness (course description)
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Main Auditorium
Houston, TX 77007
(75 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities (course description)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Main Auditorium
Houston, TX 77007
(75 MAX)
Six Keys to Self-Reporting ANE and Other Incidents (NF) (course description)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar
(200 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 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 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

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,

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.

Infection Control Basics Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 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, to protect ourselves and our fellow Texans. During this webinar we will review Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions; learn proper hand hygiene techniques; demonstrate how to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE); and discuss the importance of social distancing in an outbreak situation.

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.

  • 7.60 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.

  • 12.00 contact hours for LVNs.
  • 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@hhsc.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 Exploitation. 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.

  • 6.75 contact hours for LP/VNs
  • 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.

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.

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.

  • 8.50 contact hours for LP/VNs
  • 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.
  • LP/VNs earn 10.10 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

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