training requirements for South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Health
South Dakota Department of Social Services
South Dakota Board of Nursing
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs)
- Medication Aides (MA)
- Home Health Aides (HHA)
- Personal Care Aides (PCA)
State Specific Training Requirements
- CNAs: 12 hours of continuing education must be completed annually, including 2 hours of abuse/neglect/misappropriation of property training, 2 hours of resident’s rights training, and 8 hours of additional training related to the care of elderly or disabled individuals.
- MAs: 8 hours of continuing education must be completed annually, including 2 hours of medication administration training, 2 hours of resident’s rights training, and 4 hours of additional training related to the care of elderly or disabled individuals.
- HHA annual training covers the following topics: Infection control and prevention; Client rights and confidentiality; Communication skills; Activities of daily living (ADLs); Basic nutrition; Maintaining a clean and safe environment; Basic medical terminology; Emergency preparedness and response; Dementia care and behavioral health; End of life care and hospice services; Personal care assistance
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in South Dakota 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 South Dakota-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.