Bathing Without a Battle
The award-winning, evidence-based Bathing Without a Battle training on person-centered bathing for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is now accessible online free of charge. The interactive training provides 2½ hours of free continuing education credit for nurses and 2 hours of free credit for nursing assistants. Students who plan to enter long-term care or geriatric home care are also encouraged to participate in the online training.
Training can be accessed through the website www.bathingwithoutabattle.unc.edu. Once registered, users can open modules on practical approaches to showering, tub bathing, in-room bathing, and hair washing; information on innovative bathing equipment and supplies; recommendations for policy change within long-term care organizations; and guidance on regulatory compliance.
This new training modality is provided by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A condensed training DVD with printable Instructor's Guide continues to be available for purchase for group in-service training or individual study.
Oral Care Project
Multiple studies acknowledge that poor oral hygiene and lack of routine dental care can contribute to respiratory infections and other systemic diseases in high-risk patients living in nursing homes across the country. Improved dental hygiene may be a key in preventing aspiration pneumonia, the leading cause of death in nursing homes, as well as preventing cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. In addition, a daily dental care regimen can be a cost-saving measure for nursing homes by reducing the expense and time associated with the required care related to the diseases.
Nursing Homes are Invited to Join a Free Community Based Approach to Improving Oral Health
Gero Nurse Training
HealthCare Interactive CARES© Online Dementia Care Training
OAHCP | AHCA | NCAL offering online dementia care training and Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ® certification.
RAC-CT for MDS Coordinators
AANAC's RAC-CT program has set the national standard for skilled nursing facility PPS and MDS education.
FREE Compliance Assistance Seminars for Employers Offered by the US Department of Labor
Employers and representatives from all industries are encouraged to attend free seminars, offered by the Dept of Labor, to learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, its enforcement of federal labor laws and common violations to avoid. Training is offered at various locations around the State, in July, August and September. This training is provided at no cost to participants. Advanced registration is recommended, but not required.
The New NAB Study Guide Is Available
Attention NAB Members and Stakeholders: The new NAB exam study guide is now available. The new guide is only available online and covers the NAB Core exam and each of the line of service exams (NHA, RCAL and HCBS). The guide can be purchased for $150.
Updated Nursing Home Liasion Lists, by Region
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Linda Cavitt, Deputy Director for Programs, Adult and Family Services, at 405-3078.