Child and Teen Checkups Training Descriptions

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Training Descriptions

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) provides training throughout the state to primary care providers, clinic staff, local public health, Head Start, schools and those providing screening for children, adolescents, and young adults in Minnesota.

Refer to the Training Registration webpage to learn how to register or request a Child and Teen Checkups Training.

MDH Standard C&TC Webinar Training Descriptions

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This first of two sessions:

Includes an overview of Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC), health equity, special populations, anticipatory guidance, measurements, health history and early childhood (0-5 years) developmental and social emotional health.

Provides evidenced-based recommendations for performing these specific screening procedures, and considerations and strategies for providing appropriate referral, and follow-up.
Intended for: Those who provide and assist in the provision of C&TC screening (providers, nurses, MAs, Head Start, Trained support staff or aides, C&TC or Maternal and Child Health coordinators and outreach workers, Clinic and Public Health admins, and Health Plan Representatives).
This second of two sessions:

Includes an overview of older child and youth mental health, tobacco, alcohol, or drug use risk assessment, physical exam, immunizations, lab tests, STI risk assessments, hearing and vision screening, oral health and adolescent and young adult health.

Provides evidenced-based recommendations for performing these specific screening procedures, and considerations and strategies for providing appropriate referral, and follow-up.
Intended for: Those who provide and assist in the provision of C&TC screening (providers, nurses, MAs, Head Start, Trained support staff or aides, C&TC or Maternal and Child Health coordinators and outreach workers, Clinic and Public Health admins, and Health Plan Representatives).
This first of two sessions:

Basic components of a Refresher Training include a review of current recommended and required C&TC screening procedures for infants and children 0-10 years of age including measurements, labs including tb pediatric risk assessment, developmental and social-emotional screening and referral and resources.

This training also provides updated information and skills needed to provide C&TC services consistent with program standards.
Intended for: PHNs who have attended a C&TC Comprehensive (3-day) Training in the past and who currently provide C&TC screening services have not attended a C&TC Comprehensive or Refresher training in the last 2 – 5 years.
This second of two sessions:

Basic components of a Refresher Training include a review of current recommended and required C&TC screening procedures for adolescents including adolescent questionnaire and toolkit, STIs and HIV, special population with a focus on justice involved youth and mental health and substance use.

This training also provides updated information and skills needed to provide C&TC services consistent with program standards.
Intended for: PHNs who have attended a C&TC Comprehensive (3-day) Training in the past and who currently provide C&TC screening services have not attended a C&TC Comprehensive or Refresher training in the last 2 – 5 years.
This training includes best practices, recent updates and advances in hearing screening. This training is appropriate for anyone who performs hearing screening on children.

Hearing Basic Screening Skills trainings include an introduction to screening which includes background on why hearing and vision screening is important and an overview of screening settings.

Basic components of the Hearing Basic Screening Skills training includes: Information on basic anatomy, hearing screening measurements and definitions, audiometer care and use, preparation and performing evidence based pure tone screening and play audiometry procedures including environmental noise level check, pass/refer /rescreen criteria, and documentation.

Hearing Basic Screening Skills sessions include time for practice of skills being taught.
Intended for: anyone who performs hearing and vision screening on children. Medical assistants, school health assistants, volunteers and other non-nurses who perform vision and hearing screening for children in Head Start, Early Childhood Screening, Schools, and Clinics and other community settings. May also be sufficient for nurses who provide only basic hearing and vision screenings.
This training includes best practices, recent updates and advances in vision screening. This training is appropriate for anyone who performs vision screening on children.

Vision Basic Screening Skills trainings include an introduction to screening which includes background on why hearing and vision screening is important and an overview of screening settings.

Basic components of the Vision Basic Screening Skills training includes: Information on external anatomy, visual pathways, visual conditions students would be looking for during vision screening, performing evidence-based vision screening procedures including the use of recommended visual acuity charts, plus lens screening, and pass/refer/rescreen criteria, and documentation.

Vision Basic Screening Skills sessions include time for practice of skills being taught.
Intended for: anyone who performs hearing and vision screening on children. Medical assistants, school health assistants, volunteers and other non-nurses who perform vision and hearing screening for children in Head Start, Early Childhood Screening, Schools, and Clinics and other community settings. May also be sufficient for nurses who provide only basic hearing and vision screenings.
Hearing and Vision Advanced Screening Skills for Nurses in addition to the content offered in Hearing and Vision Basic Screening Skills provides the following components:

Information on in depth ear anatomy and physiology, risk assessment/hearing history, definitions of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, performing threshold screening, otoscopy including a review of normal/abnormal findings, tympanometry, otoacoustic emissions screening (OAE), referral tracking and monitoring considerations.

Review of myopia, hyperopia, and amblyopia definitions and specific procedures that can identify each condition.  Information is provided on risk assessment and history taking, performing pupillary light, and red reflex procedures.

Note: The virtual training would be offered in three parts: 

Hearing Screening for Screeners (2 hours) which covers the basic skills needed to perform hearing screening.

Vision Screening for Screeners (2 hours) which covers the basic skills needed to perform vision screening.

Hearing and Vision for Nurses Advanced Skills (3 hours).

Depending on your setting and the nursing skills you use, the Hearing Basic Screening Skills for Screeners and Vision Basic Screening Skills trainings may be sufficient for your practice.
Intended for: RNs/ LSNs/ and PHNs who perform hearing and vision screening in children during C&TC exams, at Early Childhood Screening, Head Starts, Clinics, or Schools.
Basic components of this training include:

A description of C&TC, populations requiring special consideration, and information and data about who justice involved you are.

An overview of challenges faced by JIY in accessing preventive health care as well a description and data regarding the barriers they face to accessing care.

Data and information on specific health conditions found to have an increased prevalence in the JIY population and recommendations and resources for assisting these youth to access care.
Intended for: Staff and providers of community and public programs that provide services to high-risk youth and young adults. including C&TC providers, public health, health clinics, educational settings, county based juvenile detention and diversion/ probation staff.

MDH Standard C&TC In-Person Training Descriptions - On Hold until Spring 2022

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Basic components of C&TC Best Practices include an overview of evidenced-based recommendations for performing recommended and required components of a complete C&TC well child exam. Information is provided on specific screening procedures, and considerations and strategies for providing appropriate adolescent care, referral, and follow-up, and ensuring health equity. Intended for: Those who provide and assist in the provision of C&TC screening (providers, nurses, MAs, Head Start, Trained support staff or aides, C&TC or Maternal and Child Health coordinators and outreach workers, Clinic and Public Health admins, and Health Plan Representatives).
Basic components of a Comprehensive Training provides an introduction the C&TC screening exam including, standard screening components, a systematic review of a physical exam, range of normal findings, common problems that may be encountered and referral criteria. Also included, is a practicum of participant demos w/child models, preparation homework, practicing with a mentor in their practice setting and an on-site clinical consultation. Intended for: RNs and PHNs who plan to actively provide C&TC screenings w/in 3 - 6 months and have NOT been trained, and work in a practice setting that qualifies them to be an eligible provider to bill for C&TC screening exams. Refer to the MHCP Provider Manual C&TC section, eligible provider criteria for more information.
Basic components of a Refresher Training include a review of current recommended and required C&TC screening procedures. This training also provides updated information and skills needed to provide C&TC services consistent with program standards. Intended for: PHNs who have attended a C&TC Comprehensive (3-day) Training in the past and who currently provide C&TC screening services have not attended a C&TC Comprehensive or Refresher training in the last 2 - 5 years.
All Hearing and Vision Basic Screening Skills trainings include an introduction to screening which includes background on why hearing and vision screening is important and an overview of screening settings.

Basic components of the Hearing Basic Screening Skills training includes: Information on basic anatomy, hearing screening measurements and definitions, audiometer care and use, preparation and performing evidence based pure tone screening and play audiometry procedures including environmental noise level check, pass/refer /rescreen criteria, and documentation.

Basic components of the Vision Basic Screening Skills training includes: Information on external anatomy, visual pathways, visual conditions students would be looking for during vision screening, performing evidence-based vision screening procedures including the use of recommended visual acuity charts, plus lens screening, and pass/refer/rescreen criteria, and documentation.
Intended for: anyone who performs hearing and vision screening on children. Medical assistants, school health assistants, volunteers and other non-nurses who perform vision and hearing screening for children in Head Start, Early Childhood Screening, Schools, and Clinics and other community settings. May also be sufficient for nurses who provide only basic hearing and vision screenings.
Basic components of the Hearing Screening for Nurses in addition to the content offered to screeners includes: Information on in depth ear anatomy and physiology, risk assessment/hearing history, definitions of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, performing threshold screening, otoscopy including a review of normal/abnormal findings, tympanometry, otoacoustic emissions screening (OAE), referral and tracking/monitoring considerations.

Basic components of the Vision Screening for Nurses in addition to the content offered to screeners includes: Review of myopia, hyperopia, and amblyopia definitions and specific procedures that can identify each condition. Information is provided on risk assessment and history taking, performing pupillary light, and red reflex procedures.
Intended for: RNs/ LSNs/ and PHNs who perform hearing and vision screening in children during C&TC exams, at Early Childhood Screening, Head Starts, Clinics, or Schools.

MDH Custom C&TC Training Descriptions

Custom Trainings are for C&TC clinics and providers.

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Tailored to the clinic or health system's needs, and will include tool overview, implementation, interpretation of results, and referral resources.
Provides an overview of C&TC, information on evidenced-based best practices, required components of a complete C&TC well child exam, and program activities of outreach, screening, results, referral and follow-up with strategies for collaboration with community partners.
Focuses on practical tools to support 1:1 time with the adolescent patient, improve youth experience, meet preventive health quality measures, and support health transition to young adulthood. Basic tenets of minors consent and confidential care are also covered.
Tailored to audience needs, based on where they are on the spectrum of learning and implementation. Core curriculum includes choosing a validated tool, successful implementation of screening processes, interpreting results, family-centered decision making, making referrals, community resources, and navigating a sometimes too-complicated system.
Training covers best practices for hearing and vision screenings, including recent updates and guidelines for referral. Common abnormalities are presented as well as the wide range of variability in normal findings. Participant demos demonstrations for all the components of a vision or hearing screening offers an opportunity for participants to gain experience and confidence in their screening skills including the proper use and care of audiometers, tympanometers, OAEs, ophthalmoscopes, and otoscopes.
Designed for those who provide health related services to children and families, especially providers of any/all components of a Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) well-child exam.
Outlines the C&TC oral health requirements understanding early childhood caries (ECC), increased risks of ECC in the C&TC eligible population, use of the oral health risk assessment tool and resources for oral health education. Includes information on requirements and resources for implementation of fluoride varnish application in C&TC setting.
Updated Tuesday, 29-Jun-2021 12:26:04 CDT