Trauma-Informed Care in Skilled Nursing – 1.5 hours

(Skilled Nursing Facility Staff)


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This course can be taken to meet the requirements of federal regulations for skilled nursing facilities to provide Trauma Informed Care training to staff (on an annual basis.) Course objectives include: Name 5 different components of F-TAG 699; define trauma; recognize a trauma survivor using behavioral indicators; examine different trauma assessment tools; describe 3 aspects of cultural competence in trauma-informed care; understand the difference between PTSD and trauma-informed care.

Starting November 28, 2019, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expects skilled nursing facility staff to provide culturally competent trauma-informed care. This course provides an introduction to trauma-informed care that both complies with F-Tag 699 and prepares staff for the behavioral health interventions needed to provide a trauma-informed approach to create an environment where residents feel safe and supported. The identification of trauma survivors is predicated on the universal approach that all residents have the potential to experience trauma simply by being admitted to a nursing home and that all trauma survivors deserve privacy and confidentiality with their sensitive personal histories.

This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours for registered nurses (RNs) (all states) and is also appropriate for any staff working in long term care.

Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.

This program is developed and narrated by Tracy Greene Mintz, LCSW, a popular speaker and expert in long term care social services and owner of Senior Care Training. The program can be taken entirely at a self-directed pace. It includes learning checks and a final quiz. Learners can stop and start the program at their leisure. The certificate will be available immediately upon completion of the program.

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