Joint Training Opportunities

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Seminar Date/Time Location Class Availability
June 2017
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Retama Manor Harlingen
820 Camelot
Room: Rehabilitation Conference Room
Harlingen, TX 78550
(28 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Active Treatment in ICF/IID
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
HHSC/DADS
1210 S. Chestnut Street
Room 217
Lufkin, TX 75901
(20 MAX)
NF Course - Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Retama Manor Harlingen
820 Camelot
Room: Rehabilitation Conference Room
Harlingen, TX 78550
(28 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in ICFs/IID
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
HHSC/DADS
1210 S. Chestnut Street
Room 217
Lufkin, TX 75901
(20 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Culture Change: Transforming Care within the Regulations
Thursday, June 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Retama Manor Harlingen
820 Camelot
Room: Rehabilitation Conference Room
Harlingen, TX 78550
(28 MAX)
MDS 3.0 RAI Refresher Course
Thursday, June 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Alamo Area Council of Government (AACoG)
8700 Tesoro Drive
Al J Notzon III Boardroom
San Antonio, TX 78217
(100 MAX)
July 2017
MDS 3.0 RAI Refresher Course
Thursday, July 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
John H. Winters Building
701 W. 51st Street
Room: Public Hearing Room
Austin, TX 78751
(100 MAX)
NF Course - Pressure Ulcers
Monday, July 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Alamo Area Council of Government (AACoG)
Bexar Area Agency on Aging
8700 Tesoro Drive
Conference Room
San Antonio, TX 78217
(30 MAX)
Full
ICF/IID Course - Meeting Nursing Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
1750 N. Eastman Rd.
Room: 250
Longview, TX 75601
(25 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in ICFs/IID
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)/Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
1750 N. Eastman Rd.
Room: 250
Longview, TX 75601
(25 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for ICF/IID
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
40th Street Office Building
1425 40th Street
Room: Conference Room 9
Houston, TX 77022
(16 MAX)
Cancelled
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Shannon Medical Center
2018 Pulliam Street
Room: Auditorium
San Angelo, TX 76905
(30 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Infection Control
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(35 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Shannon Medical Center St. John's Campus
2018 Pulliam
Room: Auditorium
San Angelo, TX 76905
(30 MAX)
Full
NF Course - Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(35 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Thursday, July 20, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Shannon Medical Center
2018 Pulliam Street
Room: Auditorium
San Angelo, TX 76905
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Thursday, July 20, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)
1514 South New Road
Room: Conference Room
Waco, TX 76711
(35 MAX)
Full
August 2017
ICF/IID Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in ICFs/IID
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
HHSC Iola
6302 Iola
Conference Rooms 201-203
Lubbock, TX 79424
(25 MAX)
ICF/IID Course - Understanding the Survey Process in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
HHSC Iola
6302 Iola
Conference Rooms 201-203
Lubbock, TX 79424
(25 MAX)
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rolling Meadows Nursing Facility
3006 McNeil Avenue
Media Center Classroom
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
(35 MAX)
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rolling Meadows Nursing Facility
3006 McNeil Avenue
Media Center Classroom
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
(35 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rolling Meadows Nursing Facility
3006 McNeil Avenue
Media Center Classroom
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
(35 MAX)
NF Course - Detecting and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in Nursing Facilities: A Proactive Approach
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
3810 4th Street
Large Conference Room
Lubbock, TX 79415
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Dehydration and Weight Loss
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
USDA Agriculture Research Center
3810 4th Street
(On the corner of 4th and Texas Tech Parkway)
Lubbock, TX 79415
(30 MAX)
NF Course - Regulatory Requirements for Drug Therapy in the Nursing Facility
Thursday, August 31, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
USDA Agriculture Research Center
3810 4th Street
(On the corner of 4th and Texas Tech Parkway)
Lubbock, TX 79415
(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.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Regulatory Services Division 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 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.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar: The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of the client care provider, monitor, and surveyor in the area of Alzheimer's disease and dementia care of older individuals and persons with disabilities by addressing current evidence base practice and care of these individuals in long term care facilities to reduce the risk of a negative outcome of an individual who received antipsychotic inappropriately and to promote standards of nursing care that enhances the well-being, dignity and choice of the individual in their care as a member of a facilitys interdisciplinary team member.

Registered Nurses earn 8.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this activity.

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

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

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

  • 18.75 contact hours for Nursing Facility Administrators.

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.

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 Training Related to Service Coordination: Local Authority Training Related to Service Coordination Provided to: Individuals with IDD Residing in Nursing Facilities; and Individuals Diverting or Transitioning from Nursing Facilities into the Community. The target audience for this training is Local IDD Authorities ONLY. This training is not designed for LMHA staff. The following staff are encouraged to attend training if you were not able to attend one of the statewide trainings during the summer:service coordinators who provide service coordination to at least one individual in a nursing facility; service coordinator supervisors; and the diversion coordinator. This training is a repeat of the five statewide trainings provided during the summer. It is not necessary to attend if you have already attended a training session this past summer.

MDS 3.0 RAI Refresher Course: The purpose of this class is to provide a foundation of understanding for the MDS/RAI process. This program will cover the key components of the RAI process and give the learner a basic knowledge that will help them navigate the complicated assessment combinations. New Federal Regulations have also just been released regarding the Care Plan Process and the student will have a brief orientation to this as well. This class will last approximately 6 hours and is open to any individual interested in learning more about the RAI Process.

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 - 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 - Reducing the Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes: The purpose of the course is to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications and improve dementia care in Texas nursing homes. Topics include: Dementia and antipsychotic medications, Dementia and pain, Non-pharmacological strategies for eating behaviors, Alternatives to the use of antipsychotic medications, Federal regulations regarding residents with dementia.

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

  • 6.00 clock hours for nursing facility administrators, and,
  • 6.00 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 - 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 - Virtual Dementia Tour: 'Life Through Their Eyes': The Virtual Dementia Tour is a sensory training that lets participants feel the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

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

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

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 JointEd.Services@dads.state.tx.us.

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Updated: March 21, 2017