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training requirements for Utah

Regulatory Bodies

Utah Department of Health, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing
Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facility Licensing
Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Utah Nurse Practice Act

Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • PCA — none specified
  • HHA — 12 hrs
  • CNA — 12 hrs
  • LPN — 24 hrs every 2 yrs

State Specific Training Requirements

  • Annual HHA training covers the following topics: Communication and interpersonal skills; Infection control; Safety and emergency procedures; Observation, reporting, and documentation of patient status and the care or service furnished; Understanding patient rights and the agency’s responsibilities related to patient rights; Physical, emotional, and developmental needs; Appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming, including bed bath; Skin care and pressure point prevention; Safe transfer techniques and ambulation; Normal range of motion and positioning; Nutritional needs and requirements; Basic elements of body functioning and changes in body function that must be reported to an aide’s supervisor; Maintenance of a clean, safe, and healthy environment; Recognizing emergencies and the knowledge of agency policy and procedures; The physical, emotional, and developmental changes associated with the aging process.
  • The annual training for CNAs addresses the following topics: Communication and interpersonal skills; Infection control; Safety and emergency procedures; Promoting residents’ independence; Respecting residents’ rights; Basic nursing skills; Personal care skills; Mental health and social service needs; Care of cognitively impaired residents; End-of-life care.
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Utah 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 Utah-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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