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The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Quality Monitoring Program (QMP) helps detect conditions in Texas nursing homes that could be detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of residents. It is not a regulatory program and quality monitors do not cite deficient practices.Rather, monitors focus on nursing homes that have a history of resident care deficiencies, or that have been identified as having a higher-than-average risk of being cited for significant deficiencies in future surveys conducted by the HHSC Regulatory Services.

The trainings on this page are intended for various audiences and cover different topics, but all are created with the goal of improving the quality of life and care of individuals receiving services. To complete a training, please select one of the titles below, create a login account, and follow the provided instructions.

This comprehensive five-module online course will provide nursing facility staff with thorough and sustainable education, information and resources related to the Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Individual modules examine the role of the CNA in providing quality care, nursing facility rules and regulations, quality care for geriatric residents and residents with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or mental illnesses, the role of CNAs in supporting resident assessments, and the safety and well-being of residents.

Continuing Education: This online course has been approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit by HHSC for the following profession: certified nurse aide. HHSC is an approved provider of continuing education credits for certified nurse aides continuing education credits as governed by 26 TAC Chapter 556, Section 556.9(3)(C).

 

This training will assist activity directors, certified nurse aides, and other nursing facility staff in providing their residents with individualized activities that are important to their preferences, customary habits, and lifestyles. Participants will be provided with information on the federal requirements for providing person-directed activity programs that are in line with providing a high quality of care and quality to the residents including understanding the resident's abilities; defining activities; the lifestyle assessment information; guidelines for activities in a person-centered environment; and individualized life story templates.

Materials used in this online course were originally developed by HHSC in collaboration with Natalie B. Davis ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CMDCP, for a federally-funded grant project administered by HHSC.