§ 2800.236. Training.

 (a)  Each direct care staff person working in a special care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia shall have 8 hours of initial training within the first 30 days of the date of hire and a minimum of 8 hours of annual training related to dementia care and services, in addition to the 16 hours of annual training specified in §  2800.65 (relating to staff orientation and direct care staff person training and orientation).

 (b)  The training for each direct care staff person working in a special care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia at a minimum must include the following topics:

   (1)  An overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

   (2)  Managing challenging behaviors.

   (3)  Effective communications.

   (4)  Assistance with ADLs.

   (5)  Creating a safe environment.

 (c)  Each direct care staff person working in a special care unit for INRBI shall have 8 hours of initial training within the first 30 days of the date of hire and a minimum of 8 hours of annual training related to brain injury, in addition to the 16 hours of annual training specified in §  2800.65 and any continuing education required for professional licensing.

 (d)  The training for each direct care staff person working in a special care unit for INRBI in addition to subsection (b)(3), (4) and (5), must at a minimum include the following topics:

   (1)  An overview of brain injury including the common cognitive, physical and behavioral effects.

   (2)  Understanding and managing challenging behaviors which follow from the cognitive, physical and behavioral effects of brain injury.

   (3)  Tailoring activities and interactions to provide individualized rehabilitation and support in accordance with the resident’s rehabilitation and support plan.

   (4)  Coaching and cueing, interactive problem solving, promoting the initiation of self-soothing activities, and timing the fading of supports.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  2800.231 (relating to admission).



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