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Don't miss this opportunity to complete your Continuing Education requirements! 

Annual Continuing Education Courses

Nursing home administrators must complete 48 hours of coursework every two years. Please click on the course title(s) to register now.

The following courses are approved by the PA Department of Public Welfare for personal care home administrators and the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

Facilitation Skills for Educating Your Staff (4 hours)
Adults learn differently than children. When we're responsible for the care of residents in our facility, we need educated, qualified staff. It's important to know and understand Adult Learning Principles and how the use of activities and other techniques will make learning fun and easy to retain for residents.
Friday, April 4, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $60 

Caring for the Veteran (4 hours)
Approximately 1 in 5 people we care for in the general population are veterans of the armed services. It's important to know if residents are veterans so you're able to address their needs and know what potential concerns may arise. This session will identify the unique needs of veterans, define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and introduce techniques to provide quality care for residents who are veterans.
Friday, April 4, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $60

Dealing with Difficult People (4 hours)
We’ve all had to deal with difficult people at one time or another. Difficult people exist at work as well as in all facets of life, and they come in every variety. For those working in the health care environment, it's particularly important to recognize behaviors that may impact the care of residents. This session will discuss techniques, strategies, and tips about preventing or managing difficult situations in the workplace. Team-building activities and stress management will be included.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon 
Cost: $60

Effective Communication: It’s Not All Words (4 hours)
Optimal communication skills are critical in providing quality health care for residents in a safe and effective manner. This course will review communication concepts, effective techniques, specific challenges, and opportunities related to residents, families, and staff in a long-term care home setting.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $60

For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.

 

The Adult Residential Licensing Program is pleased to announce a scholarship that will allow eligible personal care homes to send an individual for training at no charge.

Click here for more information about the Adult Residential Program.

You can also download the Spring 2014 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).