Course Descriptions

The Monthly Provider Trainings and Medication Administration Trainings will be held at 27 West Second Street, Conference Room second floor, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Parking: Turn right off Second Street into the parking lot on the left side of the building. Park in the slots on the left just past the building on the left. When spaces are full, cross alley at the back and use spaces on the left in the next parking section. Enter at the back of the building and take the elevator to the second floor. Doors open at 9:00 am with registration from 9:00 to 9:15 am. Pre-registration is required for all classes as classes may be cancelled if inadequate registration. Dates for classes are found by clicking on the Current Schedule. Brief descriptions for all classes are provided below. Call to register if paying by check or in person. Register online if paying by credit card.

Provider Trainings

9:15 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M., 27 WEST 2ND STREET,
2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, CHILLICOTHE, OH 45601

Overview of Serving Individuals with DD
9:15 to 11:00 a.m. $25

  • Characteristics of individuals with DD, service planning, team processes, communication, resources
  • Implementation of the Individual Service Plan (ISP)
  • Overview of homemaker personal care waivers

Medication Administration Refresher
9:15 to 11:00 a.m. $40

  • Review of current Medication Administration rules
  • Review of current area(s) of interest
  • Completion of a “medication pass”

Role and Responsibilities of the Independent Provider
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $25

  • Person Centered Planning
  • Community Integration
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Advocacy

Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Behavior Support Rule
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $20

  • Review the new Behavior Support Rule
  • Factors impacting behavior and your role in providing behavior supports
  • Restraints: definitions and review of prohibited measures
  • Steps to implement a behavior plan

MUI and Rights
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. $25

  • Requirements of rule 5123:2-17-02 of the Administrative Code including a review of Health and Welfare Alerts issued by DODD
  • The rights of individuals as set forth in section 5123.62 to 5123.64 of the Revised Code

Universal Precautions
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. $10

  • Overview of blood borne pathogens
  • Infection control through prevention strategies
  • Safe practices such as proper hand washing, disposal of bodily wastes and handling of sharps

Quarterly/Semi-Annual Trainings

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION:
9:15 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M., 27 WEST 2ND STREET,
2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, CHILLICOTHE, OH 45601
  • A 2-day,16-hour course for certified providers or staff of certified providers only.
  • Complete instruction to fulfill the requirements for Medication Administration Personnel (MAP) Certification I for oral and topical medications and health related activities.
  • $140 in advance, $150 at the door
  • Agency and Independent Providers, County Board Staff
  • Bring a criminal background check and high school diploma or GED.
FIRST AID/CPR:
9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M., ROSS COUNTY SERVICE CENTER,
475 WESTERN AVE., CHILLICOTHE, OH 45601
  • Training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a workplace environment and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills.
    • First Aid: Participants learn first aid skills for treating a variety of injuries, such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies. Participants also learn to manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning.
    • CPR-Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. This includes AED training.
  • Agency and independent providers.  (2 year ASHI Certification awarded)  American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs are developed by the Health and Safety Institute (HSI). HSI is a large privately held emergency care and response training organization, joining together the training programs of ASHI, MEDIC First Aid, 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, First Safety Institute, GotoAID, EMP Canada, and Summit Training Source. ASHI training programs are current, evidence-based, and peer-reviewed.
  • $50 in advance, $60 at the door
G-TUBE TRAINING REFRESHER
  • 1-hour refresher course to providers and staff of certified providers to maintain their current Medication Administration Personnel (MAP) Certification II.
  • A review of the curriculum, complications and possible solutions and any new material available. A skills check for G/J tubes will be included in this course.
  • Current MRP certification for Certification1
  • Current MRP certification for Certification 2
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Current independent provider number or employee of a DODD certified agency.
  • $30 in advance, $40 at the door
  • A minimum of five attendees are needed to hold the class. Call to be put on a waiting list.
INSULIN INJECTION REFRESHER
  • A 1-hour refresher course for providers and staff of certified providers to maintain their current Medication Administration Personnel (MAP) Certification III.
  • A review of the curriculum, complications and possible solutions and any new material available.
  • A skills check for G/J tubes will be included in this course.
  • Required current MRP certification for Certification1
  • Required current MRP certification for Certification 3
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Current independent provider number or employee of a DODD certified agency.
  • $30 in advance, $40 at the door
  • A minimum of five attendees are needed to hold the class. Call to be put on a waiting list.
G-TUBE TRAINING
  • Identify the various kinds of enteral feeding tubes and their components
  • Describe the internal and external placement of enteral feeding tubes
  • Demonstrate the techniques for administering formula and medication
  • Distinguish G / J tubes.
  • Describe how to respond to common complications and / or emergency situations.
  • Explain each point of the daily maintenance checklist for enteral feeding tubes
  • Understand that prior to the licensed nurse delegating to certified DD personnel feeding or medication administration per G / J tube, the nurse must determine that:
    • the individual’s condition is stable
    • the gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube is stable and labeled
    • DD personnel who will be receiving the delegation have had individual specific training for administering feeding or medication to the patient receiving these procedures from the delegated DD personnel
  • $60 in advance, $70 at the door
  • A minimum of five attendees are needed to hold the class. Call to be put on a waiting list.
INSULIN INJECTION TRAINING
  • Information on the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
  • Correct and safe practices, procedures and techniques for administering subcutaneous insulin.
  • Signs and symptoms of subcutaneous injection complications.
  • Safe handling and disposal of sharps
  • Documentation requirements for subcutaneous insulin administered, missed, held or refused
  • Documentation requirements for errors of subcutaneous insulin injection or via insulin pump
  • Proper storage, care, and preparation of insulin to be administered via injection or pump
  • Signs and Symptoms of hypoglycemia / hyperglycemia and procedures for intervention and notification of the nurse, doctor, or emergency medical services.
  • Use of commercially packaged Glucagon for treatment of hypoglycemia as prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional.
  • Instruction that only a licensed nurse shall transcribe an insulin prescription on the medication administration record.
  • Requirements for nursing delegation of subcutaneous insulin injection.
  • $60 in advance, $70 at the door
  • A minimum of five attendees are needed to hold the class. Call to be put on a waiting list.

Service And Support Administration (SSA) Trainings

AAI TRAINING FOR SSAS
  • Acuity Assessment Instrument (AAI) training covers the utilization of the AAI to assess the relative needs and circumstances of an individual compared to other adults in a non-residential setting when receiving Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation, Supported Employment-Enclave, and/or Support Employment-Community services. Scores are grouped into ranges and linked with staff intensity ratio expectations which result in payment rates calibrated on group size.  The AAI is to be completed for each waiver recipient and ensures similarly situated individuals have access to comparable waiver services and reimbursement.
  • AAI training ensures the instruments are used accurately and consistently for all individuals across the state. The course is presented by a certified AAI trainer.
  • Registration Fee
    • SOCOG Member County Boards: $50 for first county board staff person, $20 for each additional person from that county board
    • Non-Member County Boards: $50 per person

    Contact SOCOG (740-775-5030, ext. 103) to schedule this course.

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