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PDFWAC 388-112A-0310

What topics must be taught in the core competencies of the 70-hour home care aide basic training?

The 70-hour home care aide basic training for long-term care workers must include all of the competencies described in WAC 388-112A-0320 and the following topics:
(1) Communication skills;
(2) Long-term care worker self-care;
(3) Problem solving;
(4) Resident rights and maintaining dignity;
(5) Abuse, abandonment, neglect, financial exploitation, and mandatory reporting;
(6) Resident directed care;
(7) Cultural sensitivity;
(8) Body mechanics;
(9) Fall prevention;
(10) Skin and body care;
(11) Long-term care worker roles and boundaries;
(12) Supporting activities of daily living;
(13) Food preparation and handling;
(14) Medication assistance;
(15) Infection control and bloodborne pathogens; and
(16) Grief and loss.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.230, 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 24-01-134, § 388-112A-0310, filed 12/19/23, effective 1/19/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-112A-0310, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030. WSR 17-22-036, § 388-112A-0310, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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