Training Resources

The department has compiled training resources across a variety of topics that may be relevant to certified family home (CFH) settings. 

Basic medication awareness and infection control

The purpose of this course is to educate certified family home (CFH) providers and substitute caregivers regarding medication safety and infection control. 

Slide presentation of medication awareness and infection control course information.
Student workbook with answers for review and reference.
Video resources: sanitation, cleanliness and COVID-19 prevention
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Keep residents healthy by knowing how and when to clean and disinfect environmental and equipment surfaces. Video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Keep all residents healthy by knowing how and when to perform hand hygiene as part of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Learn the importance of recognizing new or worsening infections quickly in care facilities. Video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Learn what staff, vendors, and consultants should do to protect residents and keep COVID-19 out of your building. Video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Understanding Mental Illness
Use this guide to navigate available courses in the Understanding Mental Illness training series.
The primary goal is to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied in a CFH setting to safeguard and continually improve the safety, quality of care, dignity, and rights of the residents in your home.
Alzheimer's and Dementia
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Health Resources & Services Administration provides training modules to teach health care workers about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Idaho Commission on Aging's courses and resources designed to facilitate the necessary knowledge and skills to care for older and disabled Idahoans.
Caregiver training videos
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mmLearn.org provides a variety of training videos for caregivers.
Pressure ulcer prevention and awareness