Caregiver Trainings

New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition offers four separate caregiver trainings. Trainings may be requested by an agency or organization to be held on site. NMDCC also holds trainings in the central New Mexico area that are open to the public. Agencies and organizations are welcome to refer staff to open trainings.

Health and Safety Training for Caregivers - 2018
This 4-hour, facilitated training is beneficial to those who aspire to work in a wide variety of frontline health care services and settings including: Personal Care Assistants, Home Health Aides and Homemakers, Direct Support staff, Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives and allied services like kitchen and custodial staff. Participants learns about ways to keep themselves and their consumers safe when working with cleaning products that might present chemical hazards, like those commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens. Participants also learn about the rise in opioid overdoses, affecting thousands of New Mexicans and their caregivers every year. Overdose symptoms are discussed, as well as proven and effective ways to reverse overdoses. Finally, caregivers learn about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Customized Training for Caregivers
This 6-hour, facilitated training gives New Mexico frontline health care workers the opportunity to explore topics and issues that are fundamental to their profession. The training covers the key concepts of person-centered care, quality care, self-care, the rights and responsibilities of caregivers and care recipients, effective communication, diet and nutrition, medication management and infection prevention. Participants will also learn about and practice hands-on skills involved in safe transfers and in supporting care recipients in their activities of daily living (ADLs). Career pathways in the frontline health care workforce are presented and discussed.

Business Institute: Leadership Training for Caregivers
This 4-hour, facilitated training gives New Mexico caregivers the opportunity to learn about various healthcare business models with an emphasis on cooperative businesses’ values and parameters. Participants are guided through modules that jumpstart their growth in the healthcare profession, including the hands-on techniques of working with vulnerable members of our communities. Leadership skills are developed through interactive activities aimed at strengthening healthy communication practices and networking skills. Participants will leave the training better able to leverage these leadership skills to further their careers in healthcare.

Health and Safety Training for Caregivers - 2017
This 4-hour, facilitated training is beneficial to those who aspire to work in a wide variety of frontline health care services and settings including: Personal Care Assistants, Home Health Aides and Homemakers, Direct Support staff, Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives and allied services like kitchen and custodial staff. Participants learns about ways to keep themselves and their consumers healthy and safe. Modules on infection prevention and musculoskeletal safety focus on specific strategies proven useful for caregivers in the field. Participants also learn about their rights and responsibilities as frontline healthcare workers.


Would you like to host a training?  
NMDCC can bring any of our four trainings to your location. We ask that there be a minimum of 20 attendees. If you are unable to provide a class of 20, you may invite other agencies and individuals to join your hosted training. Trainings will run at a time convenient for the hosting agency. We ask you provide lunch and/or snacks and beverages.  We will provide all training materials. We would love to partner with you! Contact Brittany Karnezis at (505)867-6046 or brittany@nmdcc.org

Would you like to attend a training or send staff members to a training?
See our Events Page for locations and dates of upcoming trainings. Individuals can sign up online by clicking on the opem class.  Employers and agencies can contact us to register a class list of several employees.

Did you attend a Health and Safety Training for Caregivers?
Materials for Health and Safety Training for Caregivers - 2017 and Health and Safety Training for Caregivers - 2018 are available on our website for past attendees to view at any time. Just follow the hyperlink for each training.