Feeding assistant training programs shall determine the appropriate qualifications for their instructors (e.g., registered nurse, dietitian, speech therapist, etc.), based on the needs of the selected resident and facility. A healthcare professional must meet the health professional requirements as outlined in DQA 09-006, Wisconsin's Feeding Assistant Training Program Requirements Update.
Training programs must provide the name and qualifications of the proposed instructor to DQA's Office of Caregiver Quality (OCQ).
The primary instructor may supplement the course by including other individuals for lecture or demonstration whose qualifications or experience add benefit to the training program.
Paid feeding assistants and nurse aides are not permitted to lead the training of other feeding assistant students.