PASRR in the Nursing Facility - Putting the Pieces of the puzzle Together

Nursing facilities across Texas care for people with a variety of diagnoses, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities and mental illness. This training program will provide facilities with thorough and sustainable education, information and resources that detail the complexities of caring for residents with IDD, mental illness or both.

PASRR in the Nursing Facility: Putting the Pieces Together, presented by Texas Health and Human Services, is a free two-day training. Participants will learn about:

  • Preadmission Screening and Resident Review
  • PASRR-positive residents
  • Caring for PASRR-positive residents
  • The state and federal regulations related to PASRR
  • The different settings that can serve people affected by PASRR
  • What types of services are available for PASRR-positive residents and how to bill for those services

Who Should Attend

Nurses, nursing facility administrators, nursing facility activity directors, therapists (physical, occupational and speech), social workers, ombudsmen, certified nursing assistants, qualified intellectual disabilities professionals, managed care organizations, local intellectual and developmental disability authorities, and local mental health authorities.

Goal of This Training Academy

The goal of this training is to improve the quality of life and quality of care for Texas nursing facility residents with IDD and mental illness. This training aims to raise the quality of care provided to Texas residents to the highest possible level.

Why You Should Attend

If you are new to caring for the IDD and MI population, you will get an introduction into PASRR which will give you the knowledge you need to serve this challenging population.  If you are experienced in PASRR, you will enhance your knowledge and skills and be provided additional tools and resources to enable you to better serve this population.

Register for a Course Near You

Each participant will receive a manual and the curriculum on a flash drive. One participant from each participating organization will receive a DVD, Bathing Without a Battle.

For cancellations or changes, email QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Register Today.

Jan. 31, 2018 – Feb. 1, 2018, Corpus Christi

Education Service Center Region 2
209 N. Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Smoking Policy

Smoking prohibited on campus must go off campus to smoke.

Food

  • Coffee available in the first- and third-floor common areas and in meeting rooms.
  • Food preparation strictly prohibited on campus.
  • Restaurants within 5-mile radius.

Parking

Limited free parking is available across from ESC-2 facilities on Water Street. Metered parking available (tickets issued if parked over time limit). Carpooling encouraged. Wheelchair accessible.

Feb. 6-7, 2018, Laredo

Embassy Suites By Hilton Laredo
110 Calle Del Norte Drive
Laredo, Texas

Smoking

Outside in designated areas.

Food

Convenience store, restaurant and snack shop onsite.

Parking

Free parking at the hotel. Wheelchair accessible.

Feb. 21-22, 2018, Houston

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St.
Houston, Texas

Smoking Policy

Designated smoking area down ramp on east side of building.

Food

  • Café onsite.
  • Other restaurants within 5-mile radius.

Parking

Free parking available in front of building on Portwall Street. Overflow parking in rear of building on Powell Street near employee lot, past railroad tracks. Wheelchair accessible.

March 7-8, 2018, Abilene

Education Service Center Region 14
1850 Hwy 351
Abilene, Texas

Smoking

Smoking prohibited on campus; must go off campus to smoke.

Food

  • Vending machines available near entrance.
  • Restaurants within 5-mile radius.

Parking

Free parking on north side of the building. Wheelchair accessible.  

March 21-22, 2018, Austin

Commons Learning Center
The University of Texas at Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Building 137
Austin, Texas

Smoking Policy

Smoking prohibited on campus; must go off campus to smoke.

Food

  • Commons Café onsite.
  • Outside food and drinks not permitted.

Parking

Download parking permit and map for any Commons Learning Center parking lots. Permit must remain visible on vehicle dashboard throughout the day to avoid citations.  

March 27-28, 2018, San Antonio

Education Service Center Region 20
1314 Hines Ave.
San Antonio, Texas

Smoking 

Smoking permitted only in designated area.

Food

  • Vending machines available; complimentary coffee.
  • Break room contains refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and microwaves.
  • Multiple restaurants within 5-mile radius.  

Parking

Inside gated area. Wheelchair accessible.  

April 3-4, 2018, Tyler

UT Ornelas Activity Center
3402 Old Omen Road
Tyler, TX 75799

Smoking Policy

Smoking prohibited on campus. You must go off campus to smoke.

Food

No food or drinks onsite. University Center (across the street) has several restaurants.

Parking

Parking in the back of the building. Wheelchair accessible.

May 1-2, 2018, Fort Worth

Education Service Center, Region 11
1451 S. Cherry Lane
White Settlement, Texas

Smoking Policy 

Smoking permitted on the covered patio, accessible through the café doors.

Food

Ice, water and coffee available in the break room. Restaurants within 5-mile radius.

Parking

Ample free parking in front of the building. Wheelchair accessible.

Agenda and Continuing Education Hours

Day 1: Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Day 2: Check in begins at 8 a.m.

Day 1 and 2 Agenda in PDF

Continuing Education Hours

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program is offering 14.0 continuing education credits for licensed social workers, certified nurse aides, ombudsmen, licensed nursing facility administrators, nursing facility activity directors, licensed psychology professionals, licensed marriage and family therapists, occupational therapists, QIDPs and licensed professional counselors. Guardianship continuing education credits are pending.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services - Regulatory Services Division is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Earn 4.00 contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity.