Consistently Train, Evaluate and Document Key Staff Competencies

​​Healthcare Academy® has launched two online programs in partnership with AHCA/NCAL. Both programs incorporate a digital competency platform to allow for documentation of live skills demonstration. The digital checklists included in these programs have been designed by industry experts using evidence-based practices to help organizations develop competent and confident staff.

AHCA's Requirements of Participation eCompetencies™ is designed specifically to help skilled nursing facilities comply with F-Tag 726 under CMS' Requirements of Participation (ROP). The program offers an extensive library of evidence-based skills checklists that allow evaluators to assess and document staff skills in real time.  Videos are included to aid in skill progression and remediation. AHCA's ROP eCompetencies™ is a comprehensive competency tool that is inter-disciplinary and relevant to all facility staff. 

The second program is designed for both skilled nursing and assisted living facility staff. AHCA /NCAL's Infection Control Certificate Program features five eLearning modules and 5 eCompetencies™ focused on infection control: 

eLearning
eLearning modules designed to provide staff with basic knowledge in the following:

  1. Infection Prevention and Control for All Staff  
  2. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)                   
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  4. Hand Hygiene 
  5. COVID-19: PPE Guidance for Use
Competencies
Complete evidence-based digital checklists allow evaluators to confirm step-by-step knowledge and skill staff competency for: 
  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Applying and Removing
  2. Handwashing
  3. Surgical Face Mask: Application and Removal
  4. N95 Respirator Application and User Seal Check
  5. Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces
Providers that participate in the Infection Control Certificate Program will have access to a marketing tool kit to support their facilities' need to publicize their commitment to staff education about infection control.

Each program is designed to consistently train and test competency of staff members, and to electronically document staff performance as their learned skills are being evaluated. Reporting functions make it easy to track skill competency by staff member and share that information with state surveyors. The digital checklists included in these programs were designed by industry experts using evidence-based practices to help organizations develop competent and confident staff. The programs can be used on a laptop, I-Pad, and mobile device.

How to learn more:
Contact the Healthcare Academy Sales team at ahcasales@healthcareacademy.com or (866) 323 4169.  Throughout the month of October, visit the Healthcare Academy virtual booth at the AHCA/NCAL 71st Annual Convention & Expo to learn more about these offerings!