training requirements for Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Tennessee 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
- There are no state-specific training requirements for PCAs in Tennessee. Training requirements are determined by the employing agency and must meet Medicare/Medicaid standards.
- HHA annual training topics include a review of state and federal regulations, infection control, patient rights and independence, recognizing and reporting changes in a patient’s condition, communication skills, documentation and record keeping, basic nutrition, and basic anatomy and physiology.
- Annual CNA training addresses Infection control, resident rights and independence, communication skills, recognizing and reporting changes in a resident’s condition, documentation and record keeping, basic nutrition, and basic anatomy and physiology.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Tennessee 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 Tennessee-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.