Web-based training

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) offers the courses below for your review or download. If you experience problems downloading a particular course, call 512-438-3161, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All courses require a recent version of the Windows Operating System. In order to access these courses, your Internet browser must be set to allow pop-ups. Some pop-blockers can be disabled by holding the Ctrl key down while clicking on the course you wish to take.

Course Title Description
Activities in the Nursing Facility

This computer-based training (CBT) instructs nursing facility staff and volunteers on the regulations related to the provision of activities in nursing facilities. Five modules cover the resident-centered federal requirements related to the tags F248 and F249. Included is focused information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the administrator, activity director, employees and volunteers as a facility develops and provides an individualized activities program based on the wants, needs and interests of each resident.

This CBT is best viewed using Internet Explorer 6 or higher.

Posted: September 10, 2010

Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver Computer Based Training

This computer-based training (CBT) serves as a resource for Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities program providers. This CBT covers the submission of required paperwork to DADS for assessment of program eligibility, individual plan of care and transfer requests. This training is geared toward the DBMD provider community and is designed to deliver straightforward information to providers of DBMD services about how to develop and complete a successful service planning packet to DADS for review. DADS encourages providers to utilize this resource, and to make this information available to provider staff who have service planning responsibilities.

Posted: October 29, 2014

Family Councils

This course for nursing facility providers and the public provides an overview of state regulations pertaining to family councils in nursing facilities. This course covers the federal authorization of family councils in nursing facilities; and proposed amendments to the DADS Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, effective September 1, 2008.

Updated: April 11, 2012

Financial Requirements Regarding the Revised Nursing Facility Application Requirements

The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding the financial requirements related to the revised Nursing Facility Application, DADS Form 3720N. This course covers the financial rules and requirements with which nursing facilities must comply and helpful information and examples for completing Items 10 and 11 of DADS Form 3720N.

Updated: Oct. 3, 2008

LVN On-Call Pilot Program

This computer-based training (CBT) is designed to prepare licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) who have been enrolled in the DADS LVN On-Call Pilot Program to provide on-call services by telephone to individuals residing in intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability (ICF/ID) with 13 or fewer beds, to persons receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and persons receiving Texas Home Living (TxHmL) services.

LVNs participating in the pilot program must complete this training and obtain a score of 80 percent on the quiz at the end of the CBT, both initially and annually.

This CBT is best viewed using Internet Explorer 6 or higher.

Updated: Aug. 11, 2014

Medication Management in the Assisted Living Facility

The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding the rules related to medication use in assisted living facilities in Texas. Sections in this course cover administration, supervision, storage, security and other related topics.

Posted: June 7, 2010

Outbreak Management: A Regulatory Perspective

The purpose of this training is to discuss the potential impact of viral outbreaks on long-term care service providers and consumers and to identify the regulatory infection control and staffing expectations for nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability (ICF/ID), assisted living facilities and adult day care providers.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: May 22, 2008

Preparing for Pandemic Flu in Long-term Care Facilities

This course for nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and home and community support services agencies provides an overview of projections regarding pandemic flu, along with a discussion of what the regulatory licensure expectations are for those three provider types during a pandemic, specifically related to staffing, infection control, nursing, and emergency preparedness. The estimated course length is one hour, and it includes audio.

Updated: June 28, 2010

Primary Home Care (PHC) Rules

This course is intended for providers who have contracted with DADS to provide attendant care services for the Primary Home Care, Community Attendant, and/or Family Care programs.

Updated: Feb. 2, 2011

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Adult Day Care Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of adult day care facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Assisted Living Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of assisted living facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for HCSSAs

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for HCSSAs.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID)

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition providers.

Updated: Oct. 24, 2012

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and non-certified nursing facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Updated: July 15, 2011

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Updated: October 29, 2014