AHCA/NCAL Launch Two Programs Designed to Consistently Train, Test and Document Key Staff Competencies Programs and Resources Published:October 06, 2020 Dave Kyllo Page ContentAHCA/NCAL is launching two new online programs in conjunction with Healthcare Academy®. 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 eCompetenciesTM 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 eCompetenciesTM 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 eCompetenciesTM focused on infection control: eLearningeLearning modules designed to provide staff with basic knowledge in the following:Infection Prevention and Control for All Staff Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hand Hygiene COVID-19: PPE Guidance for Use CompetenciesComplete evidence-based digital checklists allow evaluators to confirm step-by-step knowledge and skill staff competency for: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Applying and RemovingHandwashingSurgical Face Mask: Application and RemovalN95 Respirator Application and User Seal CheckCleaning and Disinfecting Environmental SurfacesProviders that participate 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. Both programs are available for purchase by facilities (not individuals) at the following cost for each: AHCA/NCAL Member Pricing for facilities with 0-200 Staff Members per facility: $1,500.00AHCA/NCAL Member Pricing for facilities with 201+ Staff Members per facility: $2,000.00AHCA/NCAL Non-Member Pricing for facilities with 0-200 Staff Members per facility: $2,000.00AHCA/NCAL Non-Member Pricing for facilities with 201+ Staff Members per facility: $2,500.00Prices include unlimited facility use for one year from date of purchase. Prices may vary for existing Healthcare Academy clients, so members who are clients should check pricing with Healthcare Academy prior to purchase. Visit the Healthcare Academy virtual booth at the AHCA/NCAL 71st Annual Convention & Expo to learn more about these offerings! Virtual convention attendees can also join a live chat with Healthcare Academy staff at noon EDT on Thursday, October 8 in the Chat Central Chatroom. For more information about the AHCA’s ROP e-Competencies Program, go to www.AHCAInfectionControl.com and go to www.AHCAecomp.com for information about the AHCA/NCAL Infection Control Certificate Program. Call (866) 323 4169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about either program.