On-Demand Digital Education

Welcome to IHCA’s online, on-demand digital education platform! Access the platform here.

IHCA/ICAL/ICHC On Demand Training

  • 2021 IHCA Digital Convention
    • CEUs: 16.0 contact hours | ALL Disciplines
      • The on-demand digital convention provides access to 12 popular sessions from our 2021 in-person convention.
  • Activity Professionals Qualification Course
    • CEUs: 75.0 | Activity Professionals
      • The Activity Professionals Qualification Course, available late January of 2022, has been approved by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
        Students that successfully complete the course and pass the final exam will be certified as an activity professional and will be able to
        work in Iowa nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
  • Assisted Living Management Certification Course (Sponsored by Assisted Living Partners)
    • CEUs: 30.0 contact hours | Nurses, Administrators & Assisted Living Managers
      • This management course will prepare participants to develop services and procedures that reflect assisted living values and comply with certification rules. Whether you are new to health care, or simply new to assisted living continuum, this course will give you the skills and confidence needed to manage your community successfully.This online course meets the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requirements, IAC 69.25(5), for assisted living program managers.
  • Assisted Living Regulatory Class (Sponsored by Assisted Living Partners)

    • CEUs: 7.0 contact hours | Nurses, Administrators and Assisted Living Managers
      • The purpose of this class is to provide nurses with the Iowa assisted living laws, rules, and regulations. The focus of the education will be a review of the assisted living regulations and survey process, the role of the nurse and healthcare assistant in assisted living settings and medication management. The class will prepare nurses to develop services and procedures that reflect assisted living values and comply with Iowa certification rules. Discussion of emerging issues will assure that your services comply with regulatory intent.
  • Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training (Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney)
    • CEUs: 2.0 contact hours | Nurses, Administrators, Department Heads, Activity Professionals, Environmental Services, Dietary, Social Services and Assisted Living Managers
      • The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of the mandatory reporter in recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse. This course meets the requirements for the two-hour training on child abuse and is appropriate for any individual who is designated a mandatory reporter by the state of Iowa.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Education for Long-Term Care Employees – Free
    • Brought to you by IHCA and IPALTC
      • This video answers frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care employees featuring Dr. Sam Stanton, ABCM medical director, and Dr. Clete Younger, medical director for seven skilled nursing facilities. This FREE resource is available for all long-term care providers to share with their employees, courtesy of the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
  • Dementia Care Training Series (Sponsored by: Millennium Therapy)
    • CEUs: 8.0 contact hours | CNAs, Activity Professionals, Nurses, Social Services, Department Heads, Administrators and Assisted Living Managers
      • The Dementia Care Training Series is made up of eight one-hour on-line, on-demand modules that focus on improving communication between caregivers and individuals living with dementia, a reduction in dementia-related behaviors and an increase in job satisfaction for staff.
  • Infection Prevention & Control in LTC – The Big Picture
    • CEUs: 2.5 contact hours | Nurses, Administrators, Department Heads, Activity Professionals, Environmental Services and Social Services
      • This two-part training course is a comprehensive review of infection control best practices and related federal regulations for long-term care professionals.
  • Life Safety – Fire Safety 101 (Sponsored by: Midwest Alarm Systems)
    • CEUs: 1 contact hour | Environmental Service, Administrators and Assisted Living Managers
      • This digital training session will cover important topics pertaining to life safety enforcement issues in Iowa nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • Long-Term Care Nurse Leadership Series (Sponsored by: Virtuous Consulting)
    • CEUs: 16.5 contact hours | Nurses
      • The LTC Nurse Leadership Program is made up with 11 on-line modules that focus on a nurse leader role in a long-term care community to build and manage teams and to enhance the quality of life for both the residents and staff.
  • Mandatory Reporter Training – Free (Sponsored by: Dorsey & Whitney)
    • CEUs: 2.0 contact hours | Nurses, Administrators, Department Heads, Activity Professionals, Environmental Services, Dietary, Social Services and Assisted Living Managers
      • This training will give providers the tools necessary to effectively identify and report suspected child or dependent adult abuse to help protect them from harm.
  • Medication Managers Course (Sponsored by: Right Dose, A Guardian Pharmacy)
    • CEUs: 16.0 contact hours | CNAs
      • ICAL’s hybrid online Medication Managers course, approved by DIA, provides individuals the necessary tools to effectively and safely administer many medications encountered in assisted living and residential care facility programs. Topics covered in the course include introduction to pharmacy, review of body systems, medications used to treat common conditions found in the aged, as well as medication administration and documentation and other necessary skills.
  • Professional Nursing Seminar (Sponsored by Synchrony Health Services)
    • CEUs: 4.0 contact hours | Nurses and Administrators
      • Four different sessions cover timely topics for long-term care nurses, including pain management, mitigating drug diversion risk and opioid stewardship programs. The seminar also provides strategies for nurses on how they can practice at the full extent of their license and discuss the importance of assessments, provider reporting and documentation. Additionally, registrants hear from a panel of local long-term care professionals and learn how they gained recognition from their peers and fostered an environment filled with commitment, appreciation and enthusiasm.
  • Putting IDDSI Into Practice (Sponsored by: Martin Brothers)
    • CEUs: 1.0 contact hour | Nurses, Dietary, Administrators, Assisted Living Managers
      • This training will review the steps to implement International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) in senior living communities and lessons learned from those who have implemented already. Discussion will focus on what IDDSI is for, the appropriate food and drink levels, and methods for testing.
  • SNF Medicare Review (Sponsored by: BCG Research)
    • CEUs: 4.0 contact hours | Nurses, Social Services and Administrators
      • This Medicare training program will focus on skilled nursing facility level of care requirements, preadmission screening, facility expense, billing requirements, and Medicare reimbursement including deductible, co-insurance, RUG-IV, and the appeal process.
  • Vaccine Mandate Webinar
    • No CEUs available for this course | ALL
      • This webinar focuses on the anticipated emergency regulation from CMS which will mandate vaccines in long term care facilities. Practical questions about timing, costs, and leave will be addressed as well as planning issues and possible exemptions from the requirements for specific individuals. Since compliance deadlines for this new mandate are likely to be relatively short, facilities should start educating and planning now.
  • Value Based Reimbursement
    • CEUs: 1.0 contact hours | Social Services, Administrators and Nurses
      • This session discusses some of the most emerging models locally/nationally and aids in explaining some of the most prominent quality metrics health plans are interested in reviewing with providers.

Additional Online Education

  • NEW: AHCA/NCAL Trauma Informed Care (Sponsored by: American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN))
    • CEUs: 5.75 for Administrators | 5.10 for Nurses
      • This nine-module program contains simple foundational steps and practical recommendations for implementing a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) program that can help improve resident outcomes. Individuals will learn how to screen and assess for trauma and incorporate TIC into the discharge process. The training is designed to educate nursing facility providers and nurses about how to implement TIC in their facilities with staff who are appropriately trained and competent to care for residents who are at risk for re-traumatization.

COVID-19 Training


Home Health E-Learning

Assisted Living E-Learning

Skilled Nursing Facility E-Learning

Leadership E-Learning

State Mandated E-Learning