training requirements for Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
Oklahoma State Board of Nursing (OSBN)
Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA)
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Home Health Aides (HHA)
- Certified Nurse Aides (CNA)
- Advanced Unlicensed Assistants (AUA)
State Specific Training Requirements
- There is no specific information available on annual training requirements for AUAs (Advanced Unlicensed Assistants) in Oklahoma. However, it is recommended that they receive ongoing education and training to maintain their competency and provide quality care to patients. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing may have more information on any recommended training or continuing education requirements for AUAs.
- In Oklahoma, the topics covered in annual training for HHAs and CNAs vary depending on the training program or the employer providing the training. However, the Oklahoma State Department of Health requires that the annual training for both HHAs and CNAs includes the following topics: Infection control; Residents’ rights; Abuse and neglect prevention; Communication and interpersonal skills; Safety and emergency procedures; Personal hygiene and grooming; Nutrition and hydration; Basic nursing skills; Recognition of changes in residents’ conditions; Psychosocial needs of residents; Care for cognitively impaired residents; End-of-life care and issues.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.