Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Learning Path

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (PAS) LEARNING PATH:



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Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Training

Welcome to the Personal Assistance Services (PAS) training presented by the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.

There are 14 modules, each with a corresponding quiz.  These modules are not meant to provide any certification as a personal assistance worker, however they do cover mandated topics for personal assistance workers.  You must fully complete a module before you should take the test for it. Once you have completed a module you may take the test at any time. It's always a good idea to review individual sections or the entire module if you need to review the material.

You are able to take the test as often as you like. It's important to know that each test is recorded, and so your supervisors will be aware the number of times it takes for you to pass a test.

Remember that the information provided in this training is not a substitute for getting hands on training with your supervisor. Make sure you talk to them about any areas that you need additional training or guidance.

01ORIENTATION
General orientation to being a PAS/PCA. Orientation to the service plan, community and Medicaid DHCFP medical assistance program services. Basic compliance requirements of Medicaid. When to get help. How to handle a serious occurrence. What to report.

CHAPTER 1 - ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 2 - ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 3 - ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 4 - ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 5 - ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 6 - ORIENTATION


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02DO'S & DONT'S
General orientation to being a PAS/PCA. Orientation to the service plan, community and Medicaid DHCFP medical assistance program services. Basic compliance requirements of Medicaid. When to get help. How to handle a serious occurrence. What to report.

CHAPTER 1 - DO's & DON'Ts
CHAPTER 2 - DO's & DON'Ts
CHAPTER 3 - DO's & DON'Ts
CHAPTER 4 - DO's & DON'Ts


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03UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS & INFECTION CONTROL
General orientation to being a PAS/PCA. Orientation to the service plan, community and Medicaid DHCFP medical assistance program services. Basic compliance requirements of Medicaid. When to get help. How to handle a serious occurrence. What to report.

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CHAPTER 1 - UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
CHAPTER 2 - UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
CHAPTER 3 - UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
CHAPTER 4 - UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
CHAPTER 5 - UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

04GROOMING & DRESSING
Information on proper grooming procedures. Suggestions, mobility techniques & guidelines for dressing the recipient.

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CHAPTER 1 - GROOMING & DRESSING
CHAPTER 2 - GROOMING & DRESSING
CHAPTER 3 - GROOMING & DRESSING
CHAPTER 4 - GROOMING & DRESSING
CHAPTER 5 - GROOMING & DRESSING

05BATHING & HYGIENE
Bed bath and tub bath techniques. Guidelines for proper hygiene.

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CHAPTER 1 - BATHING & HYGIENE
CHAPTER 2 - BATHING & HYGIENE
CHAPTER 3 - BATHING & HYGIENE
CHAPTER 4 - BATHING & HYGIENE
CHAPTER 5 - BATHING & HYGIENE

06BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE
Information on catheter care, bowel programs, infection identification and control, and common bowel problems.  The assistant should be able to recognize problems in their early stages. This module will also cover skin care including, prevention of pressure sores & routine inspections of skin.

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CHAPTER 1 - BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE
CHAPTER 2 - BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE
CHAPTER 3 - BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE
CHAPTER 4 - BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE
CHAPTER 5 - BOWEL, BLADDER & SKIN CARE

07BODY MECHANICS, TRANSFERRING & MOBILITY
A discussion of typical body movements, range of motion, and back injury prevention. Topics to include fall zones.

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CHAPTER 1 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 2 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 3 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 4 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 5 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 6 - BODY MECHANICS
CHAPTER 7 - BODY MECHANICS

08HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION
Preparing a home for safety, accident prevention and applicable OSHA compliance training. Included is a checklist process whereby the assistant can ensure a safe work environment.

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CHAPTER 1 - HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION
CHAPTER 2 - HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION
CHAPTER 3 - HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION
CHAPTER 4 - HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION
CHAPTER 5 - HOUSEHOLD SAFETY & ACCIDENT PREVENTION

09NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
Information regarding preparing balanced meals, special dietary needs or restrictions, and the proper handling and storage of food. It will also include guidelines for hydration.

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CHAPTER 1 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
CHAPTER 2 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
CHAPTER 3 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
CHAPTER 4 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
CHAPTER 5 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION
CHAPTER 6 - NUTRITION & FOOD PREPARATION

10BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS, PATIENT RIGHTS, CONFIDENTIALITY & ADVANCED DIRECTIVES
Techniques to share information with individuals who require alternative modes of communication. Information will illustrate some common difficulties identified in communication and strategies to address obstacles to effective communication. Also included will be training regarding patient rights, confidentiality & advanced directives.

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CHAPTER 1 - BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS
CHAPTER 2 - BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS
CHAPTER 3 - BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS
CHAPTER 4 - BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS

11TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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CHAPTER 1 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • SETH, HEIDI AND VINCENT DESCRIBE THE EFFECTS OF THEIR INJURIES

  • CHAPTER 2 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • HEIDI AND STEVEN BERNARD

  • CHAPTER 3 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • JUANITA ON SETH'S INJURY

  • CHAPTER 4 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • STEVEN ON BEING AS INDEPENDENT AS POSSIBLE

  • CHAPTER 5 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • JUANITA ON SETH AS AN ADULT

  • CHAPTER 6 - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

    12GENERAL AWARENESS: AGING & DISABILITY
    Information related to: aging and disability; cultural diversity issues and sensitivity; sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities; changes in the aging process; dealing with behavioral issues; the philosophy and principles of independent living; and a review of quality assurance elements in service delivery.

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    CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL AWARENESS AGING & DISABILITY
    CHAPTER 2 - GENERAL AWARENESS AGING & DISABILITY
    CHAPTER 3 - GENERAL AWARENESS AGING & DISABILITY
    CHAPTER 4 - GENERAL AWARENESS AGING & DISABILITY
    CHAPTER 5 - GENERAL AWARENESS AGING & DISABILITY

    13CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT
    Insights to help assistants in identifying abuse and neglect. Topics to include elder abuse and sexual harassment.

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    CHAPTER 1 - CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT
    CHAPTER 2 - CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT
    CHAPTER 3 - CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT
    CHAPTER 4 - CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT
    CHAPTER 5 - CONSUMER ABUSE OR NEGLECT

    14ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
    Examples of assistive technology (Hoyer lift, stand pivot lift, sliding boards, ceiling track systems, ECU's, etc.), how they can be used in the PAS process, and resources from which assistive technology can be obtained.

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    CHAPTER 1 - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
    CHAPTER 2 - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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