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training requirements for Vermont

Regulatory Bodies

Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)
Vermont Board of Nursing
Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation
Vermont Department of Health

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

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

State Specific Training Requirements

  • Annual HHA training topics include infection control, communication skills, patient rights, and other topics as required by the employing agency.
  • In Vermont, there is no state-specific curriculum for PCA training, but the following topics are generally covered in PCA training: Communication skills; Basic hygiene and personal care; Nutrition and meal preparation; Infection control; Basic first aid and emergency procedures; Safe transferring and ambulation techniques; Basic body mechanics and proper lifting techniques; Assisting with medications, as allowed by state law and client need; Home safety and fall prevention; Understanding the role and responsibilities of a PCA; Client rights and advocacy
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Vermont 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 Vermont-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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