Florida's Advocate for Long Term Care Providers and the Elders They Serve


Online Learning

FHCA's program provides a hybrid learning experience, giving flexibility, quality, and convenience for students while fully preparing them for certification.

Creating Inclusive Communities for LGBTQI and HIV+ Older Adults.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex patients and residents have unique concerns, needs, and strengths that require staff understanding so that these individuals feel safe and affirmed in long term care settings. AHCA/NCAL has partnered with SAGE to offer this online training, which covers the key information and skills that help to create a more inclusive environment. The course focuses on terminology, the history of the LGBTQI experience, and common questions and scenarios to make sure nursing facility and assisted living staff are skilled at delivering culturally competent LGBTQI care. Learn more.

Grief, Trauma & The Impact of COVID-19 on Residents and Staff

Grief, Trauma, & the Impact of COVID-19 on Residents and Staff is a new three-part webinar series that addresses the extraordinary strains the COVID-19 pandemic has on nursing center and assisted living facility residents and staff. The online series offers 3.5 NAB CEs or 3.0 nurse contact hours for individuals purchasing the training. Learn more.

High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations

The American Health Care Association and the University of Colorado (CU) RESTORE Team are pleased to offer High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations. This course will present an evidence-based approach for the implementation of a high-intensity progressive rehabilitation paradigm, offered as an evolution of current, lower intensity post-acute treatment approaches to address this constellation of needs. Rehabilitation professionals (Physical Therapist & Physical Therapist Assistant; Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant) will have access to an interactive multimedia learning experience including responsive, self-paced presentation of foundational concepts, simulated case scenarios, and a moderated discussion environment for learning with fellow clinicians - all informed by the latest learning science and innovative technology. Learn more.

Human Trafficking Video Course for Nursing Home Administrators

This one-hour, on-demand video course will address various types of human trafficking, ways an individual can be trafficked, general data on human trafficking, trauma, the internet’s role in facilitating human trafficking, the effects of complex-trauma on the brain and how Nursing Home Administrators can make an impact on victims of human trafficking. This course will meet the requirements outlined in Section 456.0341, Florida Statutes for Nursing Home Administrator license renewal. Learn more.

ICD-10 On-demand Specialized Training

FHCA’s 10-hour On-demand ICD-10 Specialized Training is designed to help attendees understand the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual and how to effectively use it to code and sequence resident conditions. The program is delivered through five, two-hour on-demand video sessions with post-session quizzes. Learn more.

Infection Prevention and Control Officer Online Training

FHCA, in partnership with the American Health Care Association (AHCA), is offering a self-study, self-paced online training covers all components of the new Infection Prevention and Control Requirements from CMS. Individuals who complete the course will be trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at their nursing facilities. Learn More.

Inventory Supply Management for PPE and COVID-19 POC Testing

COVID-19 and other unpredictable infectious agents – coupled with fluctuating demand and inconsistent supply – have created the need for skilled nursing, assisted living and ID/DD facilities to have robust PPE inventory management programs. Surveyors are closely examining how prepared long term care facilities are to weather these unpredictable factors. This AHCA/NCAL nine-module case-based course incorporates technical skills with real-life examples to illustrate the importance that inventory and supply management brings to the facility during day-to-day operations and when outbreaks occur. Learn more.

Medical Errors: Prevention & Analysis: Two-Hour, Self-Directed Course for Administrators and Nurses

This two-hour self-directed course is designed to assist Florida’s licensed Nursing Home Administrators and Nurses in meeting the statutory requirements of Florida Statutes 456.013 (7); as well as the regulatory requirements of the Florida Administrative Code, Sections 64B9-5.011 for Nurses and s. 64B10-11.0011 for Nursing Home Administrators. Learn more.

QAPI Prep Course

Under Phase 3 of the CMS Requirements of Participation, nursing facilities must have data-driven Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Programs that address the full range of care and services offered as detailed in F-Tags F865, /f867 and F868). Developed by AAPACN, this five-course program trains leaders and teams to provide high-value care and services while positioning your business for continuous growth and sustained performance improvement. The program, which is geared toward administrators, DONs, nurse leaders, infection preventionists and leadership teams, prepares individuals to take the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) exam and become a QCP. Learn more.

Preceptor Refresher Virtual Training

This on-demand webinar helps Preceptors meet the two-hours of continuing education required upon license renewal every two years. The course covers the required areas of training, including AIT program requirements, and offers an informative review of nursing center domains of practice. Learn more.

Preceptor Provider Training Video Course

FHCA's Preceptor Provider Training prepares nursing home administrators to serve as Preceptors for students in the Administrator-In-Training (AIT) Program or College-Based Internship required for individuals who plan to become licensed nursing home administrators. This six-hour, self-directed video course has been approved by the Board of Nursing Home Administrators for Florida licensed administrators desiring to be certified. Presenters will lead attendees through the program to help qualify them to become Preceptors. Six (6) contact hours can be earned for taking the course. Any nursing home administrator who acts as a preceptor will be granted 10 hours of continuing education credit for that biennium. Learn more.

Revenue Cycle Management Academy

AHCA/NCAL is now offering the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Academy, a five-module online training program that covers a holistic interdisciplinary approach toward revenue management.  RCM can be implemented in a building, more broadly or as an organization-wide approach to enhance revenue by minimizing losses from payments that too often are unnecessarily lost or overlooked. The program will provide an RCM overview and attributes of high performing teams, systems to assure proper and timely payment and best practices for managing different payor sources. To bolster the learning experience, the RCM Academy also includes bonus webinars profiling providers’ real-life experiences running effective RCM programs. Additional webinars and resources will be developed throughout the year.  FHCA members receive a discount for ordering the course, which is approved for 6.75 NAB continuing education credits. Learn more.

Trauma Informed Care Training

AHCA/NCAL's Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is a regulatory requirement and an approach to care that requires specific staff competency and a system of care delivery that achieves the regulatory intent and provides the necessary support to care for nursing home residents who may suffer from trauma. Nine CMS F-tags cover various aspects of TIC making compliance with this critical form of care vital to nursing facility survey success and quality care. FHCA members receive a $300 discount for this nine-module training program, which is designed to educate nursing facility providers and nurses about how to implement TIC in their facilities. Individuals will learn how to screen and assess for trauma and incorporate TIC into the discharge process. Learn more.

Water Management Training

FHCA has partnered with American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) to offer an affordable, online Water Management Training course that informs long term care staff on what a water management plan is, how to identify the elements of an effective water management program, and how to develop and maintain a comprehensive water management program in your facility. Learn More.