Core Basic Training is the DSHS curriculum that meets basic training requirements for workers providing care services for Medicaid consumers. Core Basic Training is a very practical and basic 40-hour classroom course in caregiving. The class teaches you how to correctly perform basic personal care tasks, about the importance of client rights, important communication and problem solving skills and how to protect and advocate for the health and safety of consumers.
Mental Health and Dementia Specialty Training
Specialty training provides managers and caregivers the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the special care needs of people living with mental illness, dementia, or developmental disabilities. Read the state rules for who is required to take these trainings and when for Manager Specialty training or Caregiver Specialty training.
The Nurse Delegation Program, under Washington State law, allows nursing assistants working in certain settings to perform certain tasks--such as administration of prescription medications or blood glucose testing -- normally performed only by licensed nurses. A registered nurse must teach and supervise the nursing assistant, as well as provide nursing assessments of the patient's condition.