Tuesday Tip: Stay Current on Staff Training

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Tip: Keeping up on staff training requirements can sometimes start to feel a little overwhelming.  California RCFE regulations have a number of staff training requirements based on the care needs of your residents, as well as other factors.  Here is a quick recap of some of the major training requirements for your staff:

Direct Care Staff Orientation Training (87411)
– 10 hours of initial training withing the first four weeks of employement
– 4 hours of inservice training annually

Dementia Care Training, if advertising Dementia Special Care, Programming, and Environments (87707)
– 6 hours of orientation training within the first four weeks of employment
– 8 hours of inservice training annually

Medication Training (H&S Code 1569.69)
– 4 hours of training within the first two weeks of employment (1-15 beds)
– 2 hours of hands-on shadowing before assisting with medications (1-15 beds)
– 8 hours of training within the first two weeks of employment (16 beds or larger)
– 8 hours of hands-on shadowing before assisting with medications (16 beds or larger)
– 4 hours of continuing education every 12 months

Keep in mind this is just a quick recap of some of the major training requirements, and that more training may be required based on your residents’ care needs and other requirements.

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4 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Stay Current on Staff Training”

  1. It would be great if we had more training material for group home providers on this website as they do for the elderly care homes. This is a great website I have been looking for an online site that I could send my staff too for training and this is the only one so far for group home staff that is certified by CCL.

    Thank you

  2. I am a full time employee at night and a part time student. Can you send me a 40 CE program?

  3. What will I do with the meds on “Comfort Kit” if a resident is taken out from hospice?

    The Hospice agency is discharging one of my residents from hospice service soon because they think she is okay and does not need to be on a hospice care anymore.

    All her regular meds are provided by the hospice agency. The meds in the “comfort Kit” are PRN, most of it she did not need. What will I do with the “Comfort Kit” after she is released from hospice.

  4. Teresita…I would recommend that you ask hospice for a discontinue order for the comfort kit and then arrange to have the meds returned to your pharmacy, if possible, or dispose of the medications.

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