Digital Badging

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The Wisconsin Caregiver Academy will begin offering Digital Badges when you complete one or all four of the DHS state-approved Train-the-Trainer courses.
A Digital Badge is a validation of an accomplishment, skillset, or competency that a learner has earned.  Digital Badges can be placed on a resume or digital platform such as LinkedIn, to show employers you have the critical skillset and job-ready competencies that allow you to be a confident and engaging instructor of the state mandated courses.
 
Benefits for the trainee/employee:

  • a digital badge is a quick and easy way of highlighting your mastery of skills and validating your professional development
  • it can be digitally placed resume, ePortfolio or digital platform such as LinkedIn
  • It is a way to differentiate yourself from others and provide you a competitive edge in the job market
Benefit for the employer:
  • a digital badge is a valid, secure and easy way to identify if the candidate has the knowledge and skillet set you are seeking

The Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is offering Digital Badges at no additional cost!


Wisconsin Caregiver Academy Badge Metadata

Badge Title

Course Description

Value Statement

Learning Outcomes

Assessment #

Medication Administration
 
Total hours
19
This train-the-trainer course includes DHS 83 Regulatory requirements, Medication Administration state-approved curriculum, plus 4 hours of additional curriculum designed to enhance individuals’ knowledge and competency of Medication Administration.  The Training Techniques and Principles of Adult Learning components are also incorporated into the course as individuals will identify the skills necessary to become an effective and engaging instructors.  Individuals who complete this course will have achieved a critical skillset and job-ready competencies that will allow them to be an effective, confident and engaging instructor of Medication Administration.  They will be able to teach the curriculum to caregivers using tools and techniques that highly impact adult learning styles. Individuals who complete this course will obtain the following knowledge and/or skills critical to teaching Medication Administration:
  1. Identify the Six Rights of Medication Administration. (1)
  2. Identify critical information about medications, types of medications and classifications of medication used in a CBRF facility. (1&3)
  3. Demonstrate appropriate techniques to administer medication, how to properly document the administer medication and how to identify possible medication errors. (3&4)
  4. Identify key components to become an effective and engaging instructor of the Medication Administration course. (2)
Individuals will be assessed using the following methods:
  1. Written exam
 
2. Presentation in
     practice
 
3. Medication
    Administration
    Record (MAR)
 
4. Medication Error
     Identification
         
Standard Precautions
 
Total hours
8
This train-the-trainer course includes DHS 83 Regulatory requirements, Standard Precautions state-approved curriculum, plus 2 hours of additional curriculum designed to enhance individuals’ knowledge and competency of Standard Precautions.  The Training Techniques and Principles of Adult Learning components are also incorporated into the course as individuals will learn the skills necessary to become an effective and engaging instructor.  Individuals who complete this course will have achieved a critical skillset and job-ready competencies that will allow them to be an effective, confident and engaging instructor of Standard Precautions.  They will be able to teach the curriculum to caregivers using tools and techniques that highly impact adult learning styles. Individuals who complete this course will obtain the following knowledge and/or skills critical to teaching Standard Precautions:
  1. Recall how infectious agents are spread from person to person in assisted living and how the use of standard precautions can break the chain of infections. (1&3)
  2. Recognize benefits to residents and caregivers of adhering to the principles of standard precautions. (1&3)
  3. Demonstrate proper glove removal process. (4)
  4. Identify key components to become an effective and engaging instructor of the Standard Precautions course. (2)
Individuals will be assessed using the following methods:
1. Written exam
 
2. Presentation in
     practice
 
3. Scenario
 
4. Activity
         
Fire Safety
 
Total hours
11
This train-the-trainer course includes DHS 83 Regulatory requirements, Fire Safety state-approved curriculum, plus 2 hours of additional curriculum designed to enhance individuals’ knowledge and competency of Fire Safety.  The Training Techniques and Principles of Adult Learning components are also incorporated into the course as individuals will learn the skills necessary to become an effective and engaging instructor.  Individuals who complete this course will have achieved a critical skillset and job-ready competencies that will allow them to be an effective, confident and engaging instructor of Fire Safety.  They will be able to teach the curriculum to caregivers using tools and techniques that highly impact adult learning styles. Individuals who complete this course will obtain the following knowledge and/or skills critical to teaching Fire Safety:
  1. Recognize fire hazards in assisted living facilities and ways to prevent them. (1)
  2. Identify the proper steps to take if a fire has been detected. (1&3)
  3. Demonstrate how to properly use a fire extinguisher. (4)
  4. Identify key components to become an effective and engaging instructor of the Fire Safety course. (2)
Individuals will be assessed using the following methods:
1. Written exam
 
2. Presentation in
     practice
 
3. Scenario
 
4. Activity
         
First Aid &
Choking
 
Total hours
8
 
 
 
               
This train-the-trainer course includes DHS 83 Regulatory requirements, First Aid & Choking state-approved curriculum, plus 2 hours of additional curriculum designed to enhance individuals’ knowledge and competency of First Aid.  The Training Techniques and Principles of Adult Learning components are also incorporated into the course as individuals will learn the skills necessary to become an effective and engaging instructor.  Individuals who complete this course will have achieved a critical skillset and job-ready competencies that will allow them to be an effective, confident and engaging instructor of First Aid and Choking.  They will be able to teach the curriculum to caregivers using tools and techniques that highly impact adult learning styles. Individuals who complete this course will obtain the following knowledge and/or skills critical to teaching First Aid and Choking:
  1. Describe the role of an assisted living employee in an emergency and how to respond effectively to an emergency. (1&3)
  2. Identify the steps to alleviate choking. (1&3)
  3. Demonstrate proper glove removal process. (4)
  4. Identify key components to become an effective and engaging instructor of the First Aid and Choking course. (2)
Individuals will be assessed using the following methods:
1. Written exam
 
2. Presentation in
     practice
 
3. Scenario
 
4. Activity