188.8.131.52 STAFF TRAINING:
- Training and orientation for each new employee and volunteer that provides direct care shall include a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of supervised training prior to providing unsupervised care for residents.
- Documentation of orientation and subsequent trainings shall be kept in the personnel file at the facility.
- Training shall be provided at orientation and at least twelve (12) hours annually, the orientation, training and proof of competency shall include:
(1) fire safety and evacuation training;
(2) first aid;
(3) safe food handling practices (for persons involved in food preparation), to include:
(a) instructions in proper storage;
(b) preparation and serving of food;
(c) safety in food handling;
(d) appropriate personal hygiene; and
(e) infectious and communicable disease control;
(4) confidentiality of records and resident information;
(5) infection control;
(6) resident rights;
(7) reporting requirements for abuse, neglect or exploitation in accordance with 7.1.13 NMAC;
(8) smoking policy for staff, residents and visitors;
(9) methods to provide quality resident care;
(10) emergency procedures;
(11) medication assistance, including the certificate of training for staff that assist with medication delivery; and
(12) the proper way to implement a resident ISP for staff that assists with ISPs.
- If a facility provides transportation to residents, employees of the facility who drive vehicles and transport residents shall have training in transportation safety for the elderly and disabled, including safe vehicle operation