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Dementia Specialty Training - Long Term Care (LTC) Worker: $75.00
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course:
Required by any Caregiver (Long Term Care Worker) providing care to anyone with a diagnosis of Dementia.

Dementia Specialty Training - Manager: $90.00
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course:
Required by any Provider, Manager, or person in Supervision of other Caregivers (Long Term Care Workers) providing care to anyone with a diagnosis of Dementia.

Mental Health Specialty Training - Long Term Care (LTC) Worker: $75.00
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course:
Required by any Caregiver (Long Term Care Worker) providing care to anyone with a diagnosis of any form of Mental illness (other than Dementia).

Mental Health Specialty Training - Manager: $90.00
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course:
Required by any Provider, Manager, or person in Supervision of other Caregivers (Long Term Care Workers) providing care to anyone with a diagnosis of any form of Mental illness (other than Dementia).

75 Hour Long Term Care (LTC) Worker Training:
Any Long Term Care (LTC) Worker, hired as of 01-07-12 or later, must take this Training.  The exception is anyone receiving and completing previously required Caregiver Training (Fundamentals of Caregiving Training, or Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Training; and employed as a paid Caregiver, sometime during the time period of 01-01-11 and 01-06-12, can - with proof of Training and employment - be exempt from having to complete 75 Hour LTC Worker Training.

75 Hour LTC Worker Training is made up of the following: Orientation Training; 2 Hours (WAC 388-71-0841); Safety Training; 3 Hours (WAC 388-71-0850); and Basic Training; 70 Hours (WAC 388-71-0870). There are no challenge tests for any of this training.

Orientation Training and Safety Training: Must be completed before a LTC Worker can provide care to a client (WAC 388-71-0860). Quality Assurance Consulting, LLC does not provide Orientation Training and Safety Training. Go to: https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/adsaapps/Professional/training/training.aspx to find Approved Instructors that do provide this Training. One must be a DSHS Approved Instructor to provide this Training.

Basic Training: Made up of "Core Competencies" (Core Basic Training); and "Population Specific competencies".

Core Basic Training: $200.00
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services Administration (DSHS) approved course.

Comprised of Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and "enhancements" of various types, directed and approved by ALTSA. Depending on the Training entity, CBT may be of various lengths. For Quality Assurance Consulting, LLC, it is: Hours of Credit: 40.

Population Specific Training (WAC 388-71-0916; WAC 388-71-0921) These are Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services Administration (DSHS) approved courses. Comprised of Training based on the needs of the population(s) served, or to be served. Population Specific Training which Quality Assurance Consulting, LLC, offers is:

Dementia Specialty Training; Hours of Credit: 8 (see above)

Mental Health Specialty Training; Hours of Credit: 8 (see above)

Developmental Disability Training, Part 1; Hours of Credit: 8 ($45.00)
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course: for the purpose of providing “Population Specific Training” counting towards the required 75 hour LTC Worker Training Requirement.
This is a two part course. Part 1 is 8 Hours. Part 2 is 8 Hours. One can take either, or both Parts. Taking Both Parts does NOT equal the total DSHS requirement for Developmental Disability Training. That is only offered by DSHS; Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Topics covered in Part 1: Historical perspective of Developmental Disabilities; Services today; Overview of Developmental Disabilities; Values of Service Delivery.

Developmental Disability Training, Part 2; Hours of Credit: 8 ($45.00)
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) approved course: for the purpose of providing “Population Specific Training” counting towards the required 75 hour LTC Worker Training Requirement.
This is a two part course. Part 1 is 8 Hours. Part 2 is 8 Hours. One can take either, or both Parts. Taking Both Parts does NOT equal the total DSHS requirement for Developmental Disability Training. That is only offered by DSHS; Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Topics covered in Part 2: Positive Behavior Support; Crisis Prevention and Intervention; Legal Issues and Individual Rights.

Geriatric Care Training; Hours of Credit: 6 ($40.00)
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services Administration (DSHS) Approved course:
May be taken to help fulfill the component of Population Specific Training hours, toward the 75 hour Long-Term Worker Training requirement.

Other classes which Quality Assurance Consulting, LLC offers - that are NOT included in the "75 Hour Long-Term Care Worker Training requirement, but are still needed in all (or most) instances, to meet the requirements of employment:

First Aid Training; $25.00
American Heart Association curriculum. Good for 2 years. Can be taken by anyone. Needed by all LTC Workers, below the level of RN and LPN.

CPR Training; $25.00
Class size is limited to 12 people.

American Heart Association curriculum. Good for 2 years.
RN's, LPN's, those in RN Training Programs, and Hospital workers will need Healthcare Provider CPR Training. Notify us of this need in advance of the class, when registering. We can accommodate you.

Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants Training; Hours of Credit: 9 ($45.00)
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services Administration (DSHS) approved course:

Needed by all Long Term Care (LTC) Workers, below the level of an RN or LPN, who must perform Nurse Delegated tasks. Any LTC Worker, below the level of an RN or LPN, can take this course.
To be Nurse Delegated one must (1) have an active NA-R (Registered) license; active NA-C (Certified) license; or active HM-C (Home Care Aid-Certified) license (as eligible); and (2) have completed Nurse Delegation Training.

Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants Training; Special Focus on Diabetes; Hours of Credit: 3 ($20.00)
A Washington State Aging and Long-Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA); Department of Social and Health Services Administration (DSHS) approved course:

Needed by all Long Term Care (LTC) Workers, below the level of an RN or LPN, who must perform Nurse Delegated task of administering Insulin Injections. Any LTC Worker, below the level of an RN or LPN, can take this course.
To be Nurse Delegated one must (1) have an active NA-R (Registered) license; active NA-C (Certified) license; or active HM-C (Home Care Aide-Certified) license (as eligible); (2) have completed Nurse Delegation Training; and (3) have completed Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants; Special Focus on Diabetes Training.

 

Important Information regarding Training Regulations / classes at this time:

The New Training requirements of Initiative 1163, which were brought to and passed by the voters in Nov., 2011, by the primary initiator of I-1029, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), are now in effect, as of 01-07-12.

Go to: http://www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/
Scroll down to the “Training Requirements & Classes” heading. This section offers links to information regarding Training Requirements for Long Term Care Workers (LTC Workers) for Adult Family Homes (AFH’s) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALF’s). It also illustrates how to become approved to teach Orientation and Safety Training in your AFH or ALF; and other useful information.
Also, there are links to Training, Certification, and Testing requirements for LTC Workers, and other requirements for application and testing for “Home Care Aide” Certification (a requirement for all LTC Workers, trained after 01-07-12).

I-1163 Training Requirements will NOT affect RN’s, LPN’s or NA-C’s; except…
All LTC Workers (Long Term Care Worker) must take 12 Hours of Continuing Education (C.E.) per year. The C.E. requirement must be completed by ones Birthday (not the last day of the calendar year, December 31st, as in the past). This requirement began on 07-01-12. Birthday to Birthday is the LTC Worker’s “year”.
Since 07-01-12, 12 Hours of C.E. must be completed by one’s Birthday, or one cannot work until it IS done.
See: http://www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/Professional.training/CEReq.htm

CPR / First Aid may now be used to count for 3 Hours of C.E. A number of restrictions apply. See: http://www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/Professional/training/CE/CPRasCE.htm

Any LTC Worker hired as of 01-07-12 or later, must take 75 Hours of Long Term Care Worker Training (made up of Core Basic Training, Population Specific Training, Orientation Training and Safety Training).

Quality Assurance Consulting, LLC, is now offering:

Core Basic Training: 40 Hours

Population Specific Training: 30 Hours (or 32 Hours)

Dementia Specialty Training (LTC Worker & Manager): 8 Hours;
Mental Health Specialty Training (LTC Worker & Manager): 8 Hours;
Developmental Disabilities Training - Part 1: 8 Hours; Developmental Disability Training - Part 2: 8 Hours;
Care of the Geriatric Resident: 6 Hours

Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants Training; 9 Hours

Nurse Delegation; Special Focus on Diabetes: 3 Hours

CPR Training: 2 Hours

First Aid Training: 2 Hours

HIV/AIDS Training (also included in CBT): 1.5 Hours

Continuing Education: online only; as of (or perhaps after) January, 2014. ALL C.E. offerings are approved by DSHS.

There is no more “28 Hour Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” Training.

There is no more “Self-Study Modified Fundamentals of Caregiving” Training for NA-C’s, LPN’s or RN’s

LTC Workers would take the 75 Hour Core Basic Training; and RN’s, LPN’s and NA-C’s would not take MFOC (no longer exists).

RN’s, LPN’s, NA-C’s and LTC Workers would still need to take Dementia Specialty Training; and / or Mental Health Specialty Training; and / or Developmental Disabilities Training, if interacting with those client categories.

NA-C’s and LTC Workers would still have to take Nurse Delegation for Nursing Assistants Training if needing to be Nurse (RN) Delegated for certain tasks (including passing medications).

NA-C’s and LTC Workers would also still need to take Nurse Delegation; Special Focus on Diabetes Training if needing to be Nurse (RN) Delegated to administer Insulin Injections to clients.

Active NA-C (Nursing Assistant-Certified) licenses (for NA-C’s); Active NA-R (Nursing Assistant-Registered) licenses (for those eligible to have them); or Active HM-C (Home Care Aide-Certified) licenses (for LTC Workers) are required, for Nurse Delegation to be able to occur.

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