Annual Continuing Education Courses
The following courses are approved by the PA Department of Public Welfare for personal care home administrators.
These courses comprise a one-day session (eight hours of continuing education) on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Cost is $125 and includes morning refreshments and lunch, both of which are provided by Penn State Beaver.
OSHA in the Personal Care Setting
8 a.m. to noon
PCH facilities serve disabled and elderly persons who need around-the-clock medical care and cannot live safely on their own. The services provided by PCH facilities, such as on-site nursing care, vary depending upon the state laws where the facilities are located and the types of services a particular facility is able to provide. Regardless of these variations, all assisted living facilities must comply with certain requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to abate workplace hazards and protect the safety of healthcare workers. This course will discuss OSHA standards such as General Industry Requirements, Emergency Action Plan, Workplace Hazards, Nursing Services, and OSHA standards related to medical activities.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Medications Used in Personal Care Homes
1 to 5 p.m.
This course gives a guide to good practice in how and what medications are commonly administered in the PCH setting. This course will cover the review of the regulatory requirements for safe administration of medication; common medications used for clients in a personal care home; drugs to treat hypertension, increased cholesterol, irregular heart beat, fluid retention, and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia; actions of these medications; side effects to be aware of; and implications for care of the clients receiving these medications and their interactions.
For more information or to register for any classes, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.
The Adult Residential Licensing Program is pleased to announce a scholarship that will allow eligible personal care homes to send an individual for training at no charge.
You can also download the Spring 2015 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).
- Continuing Education