AFSCME Offers FREE Trainings to VT Home Care Providers


Every day, AFSCME home health care members provide vital services in their homes.  For our members, these homes are their workplaces –each with unique challenges.


Safe Patient Handling – Offered daily, 5/23 – 5/27, at 9:00 AM at the locations below.

The patient-handling training is specific to the needs of home health aides. Students will learn proper body mechanics so they do not injure themselves when handling, transferring and re-positioning patients. They will also learn how to use gait belts, slide sheets, mechanical lifts and transfer boards to assist in such common transfers as wheelchair to toilet, bed to wheelchair, bed linen changings and other day-to-day activities.

Workplace Violence Prevention – Offered 2:00 PM Monday – Thursday, 5/23 – 5/26, at the locations listed below.

In this class, students will learn to adopt workplace violence prevention strategies used in facilities to the home health setting. The training will have three core parts, including identifying hazards in the home, developing crisis intervention skills and post-violence event response. Students will be involved in group activities, role-plays and a unique mapping exercise.

*Please note: The Working with Chemicals and the Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Diseases classes have been cancelled.



May 23rd
Lyndon State College
Burke Mountain Room
1001 College
Lyndonville, VT



May 24th
Marlboro College Graduate Center
Rooms 2-E and 2-C
28 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT



May 25th
United Methodist Church
71 Williams Street
Rutland, VT



May 26th & 27th
O’Brien Community Center
32 Malletts Bay Ave.
Winooski, VT


Classes are offered 9 am – 1 pm and 2pm – 6pm

To register, call 802-855-2853, email or visit


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