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DCW Training Calendar
DCW Test Out Calendar
Orientation
In our orientation class we cover the company, administrative staff, policies, procedures and paperwork. We also do a review of each of the services we provide. In addition, we cover best practices, incident reporting and touch on incident prevention.
Article 9
This course includes topics such as prohibited techniques, techniques that require review and approval, a behavior plan, positive teaching strategies, client rights and abuse and neglect. Article 9 must be taken by providers every 3 years.
CPR/First Aid/AED
CPR, First Aid and AED covers techniques a civilian can use to save a life or prevent a person’s condition from worsening. Topics include basic life support, shock, burns, serious injuries, poison, choking, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and more. All Arizona Cares CPR/First Aid/AED instructors are certified through the American Heart Association.
Direct Care Worker Training
The Direct Care Worker Training Level 1 is a mandatory requirement for all Attendant Care providers in the state of Arizona. We provide two Direct Care Worker courses, Level 1 Fundamentals and Level 2 Developmental Disabilities.
There are test out options for qualifying providers
Level 1 Fundamentals
Topics include legal rights of clients, legal rights for workers, infection control, job management skills and more. Attendees will have to demonstrate skills and pass a written test. All attendant care providers including family members must take this course.
Level 2 Developmental Disabilities
Topics include an overview of different disabilities, incident reporting, daily living skills and more. Attendees will have to demonstrate skills and pass a written test. Family members providing attendant care services are not required to take this course.
Habilitation Training
Habilitation Training at Arizona Cares is an ongoing process. To start, DSP's are introduced to the fundamentals of habilitation. They will then meet with their Care Manager to review habilitation reporting, teaching strategies, and a client’s planning document. Additional training will then occur after this as needed.
Medication Administration
This course covers AZC policies regarding medication administration, what types of medication providers can and cannot administer, law, documentation and more. Providers will be trained on filling out monthly medication administration reports and error reports.
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