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Community-Based Caregiver Certification (formerly CBRF classess)

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Being a Caregiver is a vital need in our communities today. Let R.E.A.L. Nurse Educate certify you to provide direct, hands-on healthcare in any setting that will accept your certification. These settings include home, assisted living, adult foster care and group homes, and other community-based residential facilities. Dive right into class with one of our certified, expert nursing instructors. Our goal as educators is to spur our students’ curiosity and allow them to learn at their own pace. Get in touch with us to learn more!

Training Classes

Community-Based Caregiver Certification (formerly CBRF training) classes are offered according to State of Wisconsin DHS 83.20, as required by the Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living. Each instructor is State-approved and appear on the Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Instructor Registry for the course they are teaching. Students who successfully complete Fire Safety, First Aid/Choking, Medication Administration, and Standard Precautions classes will be added to the Employee Registry, in compliance with DHS 83.  Certificates of completion will be issued to students after successfully completing all (4) training classes and passing the certification exam.

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CBRF Regulations and Compliance

This training defines Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRF), Wisconsin Administrative codes, State Statutes, and Chapters related to the operation of CBRF’s. CBRF is defined as a, "Community-based residential facility" means a place where 5 or more adults who are not related to the operator or administrator and who do not require care above intermediate level nursing care reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board but that include no more than 3 hours of nursing care per week per resident.”. State Regulation and Compliance include:

Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter DHS 83(link is external); Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50(link is external); Wisconsin Statutes, Section 50.01(1g). Patient Rights (apply only to CBRF residents receiving services for mental illness, developmental disability, or substance/alcohol abuse treatment): Wisconsin Statutes s. 51.30(link is external) and s. 51.61(link is external); Wisconsin Administrative Codes, DHS 92(link is external) and DHS 94(link is external); Also see Caregiver Program/ Background Checks, and the Wisconsin Legislature Home Page.

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Standard & Covid-19 Precautions --Enrolling NOW!

  • This training includes a basic understanding of how infectious agents are spread from person to person (chain of infection); how practicing standard precautions prevent the transmission of infectious agents; and how to effectively use standard precautions to break the chain of infection.

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Medication Administration --Enrolling NOW!

This training includes basic terminology and reference tools, the role of the caregiver, resident rights, medication administration; different types of medications and classifications of medication; medication administration system, including documentation, medication errors, medication ordering, packaging, storage and delivery; preparing and administering a medication and documenting the administration of the medication.

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First Aid and Choking --Enrolling NOW!

This training is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Assessment and first aid actions are described for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking (abdominal thrust and chest maneuver, severe bleeding, shock, seizures, heat and cold emergencies, and stroke. Recognition of common injuries and illnesses and prevention are discussed. Time is allotted for the skills portion of the training. A first aid and choking card will be given to all students upon completion of both parts of the class.

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Fire Safety --Enrolling NOW!

This training will provide a basic understanding of the nature of fire,  recognize fire hazards, learn about early warning systems, understand the use of fire extinguishers, evacuation process for clients, and how to safely follow the emergency and disaster plans for your healthcare setting. 

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Dietary - Enrolling NOW!

This training provides information regarding general nutrition knowledge and special diets; safe preparation, handling and storage of food and proper sanitation techniques; and proper techniques to prevent food borne illnesses. 

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Client Specific Care - Enrolling NOW!

This training provides general knowledge regarding human growth and development across the lifespan; physical and psychological changes related to the aging process; common mental illnesses; substance abuse (i.e. drugs, alcohol, prescription, over-the-counter medications, and polypharmacy).

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Healthy and Challenging Behaviors - Enrolling NOW!

This training encourages the use of effective approaches to a great flow of communication. We examine how to manage conflict, how to de-escalate client behaviors and situations, crisis intervention, suicide identification and prevention, and how to care plan for each of these acute and chronic situations.

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Residents Rights - Enrolling NOW!

This training will provide knowledge about rights of the client and also our rights toward the client, roles and responsibility related to resident rights (being an advocate for the client), ensuring HIPAA and PHI confidentiality, and the grievance process, if need be.

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Assessment Techniques and Individual Service Care Plans (ISCP's)

This training examines best practices related to various types of assessments and gathering information in order to give proper care to the client. State and facility protocol and documentation is discussed as well as individual service care plans (ISPs).

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Personal and Professional Development in Life and the Workplace.

This training packages the soft skills by diving into the personal and professional well-being of you. We define personal and professional development and what that looks like in life and the workplace.  Personal and professional development plans are examined and developed for goal-setting related to achievement of personal aspirations and professional growth opportunities.

R.E.A.L. Nurse Educate (RNE) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any classes due to low registration. Students will be given at least a 48-hour notice and will be given the opportunity to reschedule at no additional cost. Students wishing to cancel their registration or re-schedule a class must do so within 48 hours of the registered class in order to receive a refund for that class. Notification of your wish to cancel or re-schedule class must be via email to realnurseeducate@outlook.com. Any other form of notification will not be accepted (phone, voicemail, text, or letter). Refunds will not be given if less than a 48-hour notice is given. Refunds are typically made with 48 hours after notification that the class is cancelled. This response is subject to your banks return policies. 

Registration/deposit/down-payment fees that hold your seat are non-refundable. All fees must be paid in full before the start of class! 

Preferred payment method is via website with a debit or credit card. If paying by this method, you are able to put half down on the class to add your name to the class list and then go back and pay for the class in full before the class starts! All monies for classes must be paid in full in order to attend the class. If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ's or contact us via email at realnurseeducate@outlook.com or send us an email

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Learn all about R.E.A.L Nurse Educate, and why we’re the right choice for your education and training needs. In this section, we have compiled some of the frequently asked questions that we’ve received over the years. If there is something that we missed, please reach out to us at 414-522-0455 or email us at realnurseeducate@outlook.com and a member of our staff will get in touch with you during regular business hours of 8a-4:30p.

HOW DO I START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES HELD?

Classes are held in different locations. The location for the class that you registered for will be in the registration information when you book online.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CLASS I AM REGISTERED FOR?

Once students pay for their classes in full,  a receipt is generated and automatically sent back to you. A email with your confirmed registration, date of class, location, and paid in full class fee notification will be sent to you. Please make sure we have an email on file for you. In addition, please check your SPAM folder if you have not received your confirmation.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I REGISTER FOR CLASS?

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  It is recommended that students register and pay  for classes as soon as possible in order to reserve their spot.

IF I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED CERTIFICATION CLASSES IN THE PAST AND REQUIRE ONLY SELECT CLASSES, CAN I ONLY TAKE THOSE SPECIFIC CLASSES?

Students in this situation are able to take only the classes needed to complete their certification. Please make sure your name and classes have been submitted to the Wisconsin Community-Based Care Employee Registry http://www.uwgb.edu/cbrf-registry/employee-registry/registry/. If you do not see your name on the registry and you have taken classes in the past, contact the business or school and ask them to add your name. It is recommended that you keep all certificates of class certification and receipts for your records in case you have to present them later. Each situation may be different and a member of our staff will be more than happy to assist with ensuring that you have completed the necessary classes required for your certification. 

HOW CAN I GET THE MOST UPDATED CLASS SCHEDULE?

The most updated class schedule is online. Go to www.realnurseeducate.org to view the most current dates, times, and locations of class offerings.

WHEN ARE CLASSES SCHEDULED?

All classes are taught several times per month. Please be aware that classes dates are subject to change. Classes may be added, cancelled, or deleted at the discretion of R.E.A.L. Nurse Educate. Please visit the website frequently to get dates, times, locations, and new class offerings.

DO YOU OFFER EVENING AND WEEKEND CLASSES?

At this time, we do not offer classes after 7p. We do offer classes on Saturday but not on Sunday. Classes are typically offered Mon - Sat between the hours of 8a-7p.

DOES IT MATTER IN WHAT ORDER I COMPLETE THE CLASSES?

Typically, it does not matter the order that you complete the classes just that you complete all four. I recommend that you ask your potential or current employer if there is a certain order to take the classes as this may affect your employment status.

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY CLASSES?

Online payment are the only way to pay for classes.  should be sent with the registration form or via online with receipt of the online registration form. Registration forms will not be processed and students will not be registered for classes until full payment is received.  If students wish to pay for several class at one time, this is acceptable. A new registration form must be received for each time you want to take a class. (i.e. if you take two classes, one registration form is required and both classes need to be paid in full). If you register for two classes, but decide to take one, a 48-hour notice from the date and start of the class needs to be submitted in order to receive a full refund for the second class. Online registration/deposit/downpayment fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. If you pay online using your debit/credit card, the name and address on the card must match. If someone is paying for the class for you, please contact us via email to provide us with the contact person. 

DO YOU ACCEPT FINANCIAL AID OR OTHER FUNDING?

At this time, RNE does not offer financial aid or scholarships.  If you have funding from a state agency or another third party, please indicate this on your registration form.  Additional documentation to qualify to take the class may apply.  A member of our staff will contact your for a meeting. If you are receiving state or third party funding, please plan ahead. Payment in full for classes are still required before you can attend the class.

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WHAT IF THE CLASS I CHOOSE IS FULL?

Class schedules, dates, times, locations, and new class offerings are available online at realnurseeducate.wixsite.com. Please make your choice of classes, dates, times, and locations carefully. Please consider a 1st and 2nd choice for the class you register for to make sure you can take the class. If your 1st choice for class is full, our staff will automatically move you to your 2nd choice for no additional cost. Put your choices on the registration form. Only two choice for classes allowed on one registration form.

DO YOU OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CERTIFICATION CLASSES?

R.E.A.L. Nurse Educate offers continuing education classes for certification classes. A wide variety of topics are offered and taught by qualified instructors. Students receive one credit for each hour of participation in the class. Classes are offered in one-hour increments with a different topic each hour. Certificates of participation are issued for all classes. 

WHAT IF I AM NOT ABLE TO FINISH MY COURSE?

Individual situations will be reviewed separately. Typically, if you are not able to finish your class, you must re-register and pay for the class again.

DO I GET A CERTIFICATE FOR COMPLETING THE CLASSES?

Yes, each class you complete you get a certificate of completion. For State required Community-Based Care and Treatment certification classes (i.e. Standard Precautions, Fire Safety, Medication Administration, and First Aid and Choking), you will receive a certificate of completion and your name will be added to the Employee registry. For other classes that might be required by your employer, you will receive a certificate of completion. It is recommended that you take all of the classes in RNE Caregiver Certification course list to display complete knowledge and understanding of what it takes to care for clients in various community settings.