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Tennessee Home Care Regulations

Tennessee
Home Care
Regulations

Home Health Aide Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

There shall be continuing in-service programs on a regularly scheduled basis with on-the-job training during supervisor visits and more often as needed. 

Continuing education shall be provided for all agency patient care providers on the cause, effect, transmission, prevention and elimination of infections, as evidenced by the ability to verbalize/or demonstrate an understanding of basic techniques.  Home Care Organization Providing Home Health Services shall have an annual influenza vaccination program which shall include at least:  Education of all employees about the following:
1. Flu vaccination,
2. Non-vaccine control measures, and
3. The diagnosis, transmission, and potential impact of influenza;

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BOARD FOR LICENSING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES CHAPTER 1200-08-26

For more information visit Tennessee Department of Health.

Personal Support Services Continuing Education

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

Individuals who provide personal support services receive training on job related topics at least
annually.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OFFICE OF LICENSURE CHAPTER 0940-5-38

For more information visit Tennessee Department of Health.

Personal Support Services Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Prior to providing personal support services

 

Have documented training specific to meeting individual service recipient needs in the areas of self-care, household management and community living, and methodologies for service delivery. 

Individuals who provide personal support services demonstrate basic competency in the following skill/knowledge areas within the first 30 days of employment/contract:

1. Observing, reporting and documenting changes in service recipient’s daily living skills;
2. Abuse and neglect detection, reporting and prevention;
3. Service recipient rights;
4. Universal health precautions, including infection control;
5. How to assist service recipients with personal hygiene;
6. Service recipient safety; and
7. Procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency or disaster that at least includes emergency transportation, emergency medical care and staff coverage in such events.

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OFFICE OF LICENSURE CHAPTER 0940-5-38

For more information visit Tennessee Department of Health.

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