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Use of a Dementia Training Designed for Nurse Aides to Train Other Staff

Journal Article
June 1, 2012

This article describes the effectiveness of an internet-based dementia training on both nurse aides and non-direct care workers in long-term care facilities. Study results indicate that the training was effective in helping both groups effectively respond to challenging behavior exhibited by residents with dementia.

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Key Takeaways

Both nursing assistants and non-direct care workers may be called to address problematic resident behaviors.
An online training was effective for both nursing assistants and non-direct care workers.
Results suggest that different occupations within the same program can be jointly trained on a subject.

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