Joint Training Opportunities

Last Updated: October 24, 2014

Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
November 2014
NF Course - Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility
Monday, November 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Alamo Area Council of Government (AACoG)
8700 Tesoro Drive
Al J Notzon III Boardroom
San Antonio, TX 78217
(30 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Restraints in Long Term Care Facilities
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
350 Pine Street
Room: 9036 B & C
Beaumont, TX 77701
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Coastal Bend Council of Government (CBCoG)
2910 Leopard Street
Room: Conference Room
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(30 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Emergency Preparedness for Long-term Care Facilities
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Room: 105
Houston, TX 77007
(35 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
350 Pine Street
Room: 9036 B & C
Beaumont, TX 77701
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Mechanical Ventilation
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Coastal Bend Council of Government (CBCoG)
2910 Leopard Street
Room: Conference Room
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Texas Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
7600 Washington Ave
Room: 105
Houston, TX 77007
(35 MAX)
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
350 Pine Street
Room: 9036 B & C
Beaumont, TX 77701
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Dehydration and Weight Loss
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Springbranch Transitional Care
1615 Hillendahl Blvd.
Houston, TX 77055
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Infection Control
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Springbranch Transitional Care
1615 Hillendahl Blvd.
Houston, TX 77055
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Mechanical Ventilation
Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
John H. Winters Building
701 W. 51st Street
Room: 651W
Austin, TX 78751
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Understanding the Nursing Facility Survey Process
Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Springbranch Transitional Care
1615 Hillendahl Blvd.
Houston, TX 77055
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas (AAAHOT)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eagle Lake Nursing & Rehabilitaion
535 South Austin Road
Room: Conference Room
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
(15 MAX)
NF Course - Infection Control
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Eagle Lake Nursing & Rehabilitaion
535 South Austin Road
Room: Conference Room
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
(15 MAX)
NF Course - Restraints in Long Term Care Facilities
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas (AAAHOT)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Eagle Lake Nursing & Rehabilitaion
535 South Austin Road
Room: Conference Room
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
(15 MAX)
December 2014
NF Course - Emergency Preparedness for Long-term Care Facilities
Monday, December 1, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Alamo Area Council of Government (AACoG)
8700 Tesoro Drive
Al J Notzon III Boardroom
San Antonio, TX 78217
(40 MAX)
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
2614 NW Stallings Drive
Conference Room 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Emergency Preparedness for Long-term Care Facilities
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Autumn Hill Manor Assisted Living Facility
202 West Rentz Street
Room: Activities Room
Weatherford, TX 76086
(25 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
2614 NW Stallings Drive
Conference Room 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Dehydration and Weight Loss
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas (AAAHOT)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Life Safety Code and Maintenance of Nursing Facilities
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Autumn Hill Manor Assisted Living Facility
202 West Rentz Street
Room: Activities Room
Weatherford, TX 76086
(25 MAX)
NF Course - Restraints in Long Term Care Facilities
Thursday, December 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
2614 NW Stallings Drive
Conference Room 122
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Pressure Ulcers
Thursday, December 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas (AAAHOT)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(30 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 Department of Aging and Disability Services-Regulatory Services Division is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services-Regulatory Services Division 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

    ALF Course - Understanding the Assisted Living Facility Inspection Process: This course is designed to provide an overview of the inspection process completed by surveyors such as the registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers and other survey team members in the Long Term Care-Regulatory program. Methods surveyors use to gather information will be discussed as well as the required tasks surveyors follow to complete the inspection process.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.25 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    ALF Course - Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Assisted Living Facilities: This course was designed for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers and other provider staff members of assisted living facilities in providing insight and understanding of how to write acceptable plans of correction. Additionally, providers are given the opportunity to practice writing skills and to develop an acceptable plan of correction.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    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 - Incident Reporting and Investigation in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or a Related Cond: This 4-hour joint training course is intended to give both surveyors and providers such as the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, and social worker information related to conducting thorough investigations in intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF-IID). It includes objectives of investigations, key personnel, types of evidence, allegation classifications, terms used by facility investigators, methods of protecting alleged victims, responsibilities of the facility investigator, conducting injury of unknown origin investigations, and survey procedures.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.5 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

    • 3.90 contact hours for LP/VNs,
    • 3.75 clock hours for social workers.

    ICF/IID Course - Understanding the Survey Process in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID): This training provides an overview of the history of the intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability and related conditions (ICF/ID) licensure and certification process. Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers and other provider staff will receive information on the types of survey visits, the 8 tasks involved in the survey process, how surveyors access facility compliance, and the appeals process.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

    • 3.40 contact hours for LP/VNs,
    • 3.75 clock hours for social workers.

    ICF/IID Course - Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for ICF/IID: This course is designed to provide information that can assist registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers and providers in understanding what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction. It provides learning opportunities to critique a plan of correction and provides strategies to address exactly what action is taken to correct deficiencies/violations. Additionally, providers are given the opportunity to practice writing skills and to develop an acceptable plan of correction.

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

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

    Introduction to Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF/IID): The purpose of this training is to assist employees of the Enrollment Broker(s), Managed Care Organizations and the Health and Human Services Commission in building awareness of individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions and providing an overview of services and programs within DADS which may be transitioned to Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC).

    Local Authority Service Coordination Training for Individuals with IDD Residing in, Diverting or Transitioning from Nursing Facilities to the Community (Local Authorities ONLY): This is for Local Authorities ONLY

    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 6.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    NF Course - Dehydration and Weight Loss: Two of the most common and perhaps under-recognized complications that can occur in the long-term care setting are dehydration and malnutrition. This course designed for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers and other long-term staff member provides participants with useful information to assess hydration and weight changes prevent dehydration and weight loss and develop interventions for both conditions. The course will show how surveyors review to determine if dehydration and weight loss are expected or unexpected events. Please bring a calculator with you to class.

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

    • 6.00 contact hours for LP/VNs,
    • 6.50 clock hours for nursing facility administrators,
    • 5.00 clock hours for registered dieticians, and
    • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.

    NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach: This course was designed to enhance the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other provider and Regulatory Services staff regarding abuse, neglect and exploitation issues pertaining to individuals served by a nursing facility (NF). The focus is intended to provide a generic approach to the detection and prevention of abuse, neglect and exploitation. This course is applicable to professionals employed in a nursing facility (NF), assisted living facility (ALF), or an adult day care facility.

    Registered Nurses earn 6.25 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.

    NF Course - Emergency Preparedness for Long-term Care Facilities: This course provides guidance that registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other facility staff members can use to develop your disaster plan. You will learn about the basic steps of emergency preparedness (risk assessment, mitigation, plan development, response, recovery and continuity) and the eight core functions of a disaster plan. The course applies to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability or related conditions and adult day care facilities.

    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.

    NF Course - Infection Control: The purpose of this continuing education activity is to enhance the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other provider staff professional's knowledge of state and federal rules and requirements for infection control processes, early identification and reduction of risk, and prevention of infectious disease. The professional will be empowered to facilitate change(s) within their area of practice and to identify if the facility implemented adequate care measures to prevent negative outcomes for residents residing in long-term care facilities.

    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 nursing facility administrators, and
    • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.

    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 - Mechanical Ventilation: The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, nursing facility administrators and other provider staff on the topic of mechanical ventilation, its complications, and the state and federal requirements related to the provision of care to residents on mechanical ventilation. At the end of the course, participants will be able to determine a facility's compliance with these rules and regulations. Training topics include; Physiology of Breathing, Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation, Regulatory Requirements Related to Care of Residents on Mechanical Ventilation, Care of Pediatric Residents on Mechanical Ventilation and Complications of Mechanical Ventilation.

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

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

    NF Course - Pressure Ulcers: The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge and practice of the surveyor and client care provider Registered Nurse and other healthcare professionals, i.e. the licensed vocational nurse, nursing facility administrator, social worker and other professional staff and non-professional staff in the area of assessing residents at risk and developing plans of care to reduce the development of pressure ulcers by addressing standards of care, practice standards and regulations in an effort to facilitate change to reduce residents developing pressure ulcers in long-term care facilities. Topics include evaluation, prevention, and monitoring strategies from the regulatory perspective.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    NF Course - Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility: The course is designed to provide registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, providers and surveyors with regulatory requirements concerning drug therapy in the nursing facility. Learners will gain knowledge of the federal and state regulatory requirements concerning self-medication, medication errors, unnecessary medications, pharmacy services and drug regimen review. The participant will be empowered to enhance the care and quality of life for residents in a nursing facility.

    Registered Nurses earn 6.25 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.
    SPECIAL NOTE: This course is a condensed version of Pharmaceuticals in Nursing Homes, a 2.5 day surveyor training course. Pharmaceuticals in Nursing Homes includes: a more detailed procedural discussion of med pass and investigative protocols designed specifically to help surveyors understand and apply these regulations.

    NF Course - Resident Rights: The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge and practice of the surveyor and client care provider Registered Nurse and other healthcare professionals, i.e. the licensed vocational nurse, nursing facility administrator, social worker and other professional staff and non-professional staff in the area of determining, assuring and protecting resident's rights by addressing standards of care, rules, regulations, and requirement concerning the fundamental rights of residents in log-term care facilities in an effort to facilitate change within their area of practice to enhance communication and compliance of ensuring resident rights in long-term care facilities. Participants are given the opportunity to identify examples of deficient practices regarding resident rights and to focus on practices that protect, support, and promote resident rights.

    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 nursing facility administrators, and
    • 6.50 clock hours for social workers.

    NF Course - Restraints in Long Term Care Facilities: This course provides registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other provider staff information regarding the use of restraints in long-term care facilities; including state and federal regulations, types of restraints, reasons for using restraints, risks associated with restraint use, alternatives to restraints and care planning interventions.

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

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

    NF Course - Understanding the Nursing Facility Survey Process: The purpose of this course is to provide the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, and other provider staff with insight into the history of Medicare and Medicaid programs and the licensure survey process in long term care facilities from the Social Security Act of 1935 to the present. The class is an overview of resident centered and outcome oriented Nursing Facility Survey according to the Appendix P. Considerations in the care of the individuals in the long term care settings will outline how quality of life and care can be improved and enhanced for these residents.

    Registered Nurses earn 3.50 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    NF Course - Understanding the Survey and Enforcement Processes for Nursing Facilities: This class is 1 1/2 days. This course provides registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, social worker, other provider and Regulatory Services staff a detailed overview of state and federal enforcement actions in nursing homes. How "scope and severity" help determine enforcement actions is emphasized. The course also provides an overview of the informal dispute resolution process and the appeal process.

    Registered Nurses earn 9.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

    NF Course - Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities: This interactive course provides information that can assist providers of certified or licensed only nursing facilities, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, and social worker, and nursing facility administrators in writing acceptable plans of correction. Additionally, providers are given the opportunity to practice writing skills and to develop an acceptable plan of correction.

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

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

    PASRR Redesign - Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Redesign


    This training is targeting the Local Authorities: The Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Redesign project is the result of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directive received in December 2009. The directive identified the corrections necessary for the Texas PASRR program to become fully compliant with the CMS federal regulations. DADS, DSHS, and HHSC subsequently formed an interagency workgroup to examine the concerns identified by CMS. The workgroup redesigned PASRR to bring the program into compliance with the federal regulations. The program now includes involvement of Local Authorities for Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. The key changes to PASRR include: " Local Authorities are responsible for completing the PASRR Level II Evaluation, " Specialized Services are identified prior to admission, " A new PASRR Level II Evaluation may be required for individuals that experience a significant change in status while residing in the nursing facility. This training is targeting the Local Authorities; REGISTRATION will be from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM.

    For additional information, please email laura.pearsall@dads.state.tx.us or call 512-438-4823.

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