With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas as well. If you have a tip that you would like to share, just reply by email and we may share your tip in a future “Tuesday Tip.”
Tip: Annual Inservice Training Requirements?
The end of the year is approaching, which means it is time to think about your annual staff training requirements. Have you planned your inservice training for next year? To be sure you are staying in compliance, just think of the numbers 4-4-8.
All Direct Care Staff - 4 hours: All RCFE care staff must complete 4 hours of basic inservice training on care related topics, such as the aging process, activities of daily living, psychosocial needs and personal rights. (87411)
Medication Training - 4 hours: Any RCFE staff members that provide assistance with medications must complete 4 hours of medication specific training in addition to the initial training requirement. (Health and Safety Code 1569.69)
Dementia Care – 8 hours: If your RCFE advertises or promotes dementia care, your staff must also complete 8 hours of dementia related training. (87707)
ARF staff: General regulations require training in nutrition, housekeeping, provision of client care, medications and more. See regulation 80065 for more information.
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Josh Allen, RN
Advanced Healthcare Studies, LLC