training requirements for Nevada
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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 (PCA)
- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
- Home Health Aides (HHA)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
State Specific Training Requirements
- CNA annual training addresses infection control, safety and emergency procedures, communication and interpersonal skills, respecting patients’ rights, and others as determined by the facility
- HHA annual training addresses personal care skills, basic infection control, safety and emergency procedures, communication and interpersonal skills, client rights and ethics, and others as determined by the employer
- LPN annual training varies by continuing education program, but topics may include pharmacology, patient assessment, wound care, medication administration, and others related to nursing practice
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Nevada 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 Nevada-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.