CBRF Caregiver Training

Staff are required to undergo orientation and training in specific areas… certifications and/or proof of training must be kept in the employee’s file.  Below are the requirements for staff training:

Orientation (prior to performing any job duties)

  • Job responsibilities
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Misappropriation (prevention and reporting)
  • Info regarding individual services
  • Emergency and disaster planning and evacuation procedures
  • CBRF policies and procedures
  • Recognizing and responding to resident changes in condition

Department-Approved Training

  • Medication Management and Administration (prior to passing meds)
  • Standard Precautions (prior to potentially being exposed)
  • Fire Safety (within 90 days of starting employment)
  • First Aid & Conscious Choking (within 90 days of starting employment)

All-Employee Training (within 90 days)

  • Resident Rights & The Grievance Procedure
  • Challenging Behaviors (recognizing, preventing, managing, and responding)
  • Abuse & Neglect (may be included in the Resident Rights training)
  • Resident/Client Group Specifics

Task-Specific Training

  • Needs Assessment & Individual Service Plan (prior to working in this field)
  • Dietary Needs, Meal Planning, and Sanitation (within 90 days of starting employment)
  • Provision of Personal Care (prior to performing these services)

Other Potential Training (based on tasks performed)

CPR (if in the facility policy)

  • Personal Medical Needs
  • Urinary catheters
  • Tube feeding
  • Injectables
  • Vaginal/Rectal Administration
  • Transferring
  • Other as needed
  • Note: some of the above must be delegated by an RN

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Continuing Education

In addition, all staff need at least 15 hours of continuing education per calendar year.  The training must be relevant to the job responsibilities and must include at least the following topics:

  • Standard precautions
  • Client group related training
  • Medications
  • Resident rights
  • Prevention and reporting of abuse, neglect, and misappropriation
  • Fire safety and emergency procedures including first aid

Note: There are some exceptions to training.  Please refer to DHS 83.24 (Exemptions).  Also, note that, until a staff member has completed all required training, they should be directly supervised by the administrator or by a qualified resident care staff.

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