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An Internet Training to Reduce Assaults in Long-Term Care

Journal Article
January 1, 2012

This study presents an analysis of an internet training designed to teach nurse aides strategies to avoid physical confrontation in long-term care facilities. The researchers note that the training’s were well received by the nurse aides, and speculate that internet training’s could be increasingly beneficial as nurse aides become more acclimated to them.

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Key Takeaways

Physical and verbal assaults by residents on care staff are not uncommon in long-term care residential facilities.
A significant decrease was found in the number of aggressive incidents reported per day 16 weeks after training.
Training effects may improve over time as nurse aides gain experience using the techniques.

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