Special HRST Announcement


HRST slideSince the inception of the HRST the Clinical Review process has served to help ensure accurate screenings and provide the opportunity for clinical support from RNs to raters. The Clinical Review, and the training that accompanies it, was scheduled to be reviewed by HRS clinical staff 2019, with any changes or updates to be released in 2020. This review has recently concluded. As a result, the Clinical Review is evolving to now function primarily as a quality assurance measure that help to ensure accurate screenings. To that end, LPNs will be allowed to complete a Clinical Review of the HRST. Changes to the current training and documentation will be made and deployed in January 2020.

When possible, the Clinical Review should be completed by an RN, however the following is highly recommended for any agency that uses LPNs to complete Clinical Reviews:

  1. When possible choose LPNs who have experience working with people with I/DD
  2. Continue to train RNs to complete Clinical Reviews so that oversight can be given to LPNs as needed
  3. When possible utilize LPNs who have obtained I/DD specific credentialing, such as DDC (Developmental Disabilities Certified)

 
The process and steps within the HRST web-based application required to complete a Clinical Review will remain the same. Clinical Reviewer training will be updated to accommodate LPNs and/or RNs completing the Clinical Review.The process and steps within the HRST web-based application required to complete a Clinical Review will remain the same. Clinical Reviewer training will be updated to accommodate LPNs and/or RNs completing the Clinical Review.

Please note that the required training by RNs and LPNs to complete Clinical Reviews remains as follows:

  1. Successful completion of the HRST Online Rater Training
  2. Successful completion of the HRST Clinical Reviewer Training


If you have any questions about these changes, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are an RN or LPN and need to register for the next round of live Clinical Reviewer training, register below...


Tuesday
January 21, 2020
9am - 4:30pm

Erie County Public Library
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Friday
January 24, 2020
9am - 4:30pm

Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

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