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training requirements for Nebraska

Regulatory Bodies

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Nebraska Health Care Association (NHCA)
Nebraska Home Care Association (NHCA)
Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCA)

Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Personal Care Aides (PCAs)
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

State Specific Training Requirements

  • In Nebraska, there are no specific state training requirements for Home Health Aides (HHAs). However, HHAs must complete a competency evaluation program and be able to demonstrate competency in performing the tasks expected of a home health aide. The competency evaluation program must be conducted by a registered nurse and include both written and skills components.
  • For CNAs, annual training must include topics related to infection control, safety and emergency procedures, communication and interpersonal skills, and residents’ rights.
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Nebraska may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
  • Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a Nebraska-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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