training requirements for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
State Specific Training Requirements
- Initial PCA training addresses communication, resident rights, infection control, personal hygiene, basic nutrition, and emergency procedures.
- HHA training includes communication, infection control, basic nutrition, safe transfer techniques, observation and reporting of changes in condition, personal care, and basic restorative services.
- CNA training address communication, infection control, basic nutrition, safe transfer techniques, observation and reporting of changes in condition, personal care, and basic nursing skills.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.