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Arkansas In Home Assistant Initial Training Package (Private Pay)

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This training program meets the requirements for paid in-home caregivers. Enacted as an amendment to the Arkansas Public Health and Welfare Code, Arkansas Act 1410 mandates that all In-Home Assistants must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training as a condition of employment. Sixteen hours of that training must be hands-on skills training.

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This training program meets the requirements for paid in-home caregivers. Enacted as an amendment to the Arkansas Public Health and Welfare Code, Arkansas Act 1410 mandates that all In-Home Assistants must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training as a condition of employment. Sixteen hours of that training must be hands-on skills training.

In this course, the participant will learn about: body functions; body mechanics and safety precautions; communication skills; dementia and Alzheimer's diseases; emergency situations including recognition of conditions and proper procedures; household safety and fire prevention; infection control and prevention, including maintaining a safe and clean working environment; ethical considerations and state law regarding delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel; nutrition; record keeping and documentation of activities; role of caregiver in a healthcare team; and nail and skin care. IPCed's skills training guide covers the required topics including: ambulation; basic housekeeping procedures, including laundry skills; bathing, shampooing, and shaving; dressing and undressing; meal preparation and clean up; oral hygiene; range of motion; toileting; and transfer techniques.

Includes Instructor Training Manual, Instructor Guide & Checklists, Support Materials, 10 Textbooks and Workbooks and the following 20 DVD based training programs:

  • Introduction to Home Care
  • Observation, Reporting, and Documentation
  • HIPAA in Home Care
  • Developing Cultural Competence
  • Safety in and Around the Home: Fall Prevention
  • Personal Care
  • Safe Wheelchair Use, including Walkers, Crutches and Canes
  • Essential Bedrest Skills
  • Fire Safety
  • Early to Mid Stage Alzheimer's
  • Mid to Late Stage Alzheimers's
  • Medical Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Nutrition and Meal Preparation for Older Adults
  • Ethical and Legal Behavior
  • Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Communication Skills
  • Caregiver Wellness
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Body Mechanics and Back Safety

A free copy of the book Quick Tips for Caregivers is included with every order of this training package. Quick Tips for Caregivers is the official textbook for Medifecta's 43-hour Personal Care Attendant curriculum. The book is a $24.95 value. If your agency purchased any of the DVDs above previously and you purchase the remaining DVDs to form a complete package, you will also receive a free Quick Tips for Caregivers book.

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