50 Essential In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education For Frontline Staff

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50 Essential In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education For Frontline Staff

Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN

Complete your staff’s in-service requirements in less time.

This new and updated version of Essential In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education for Frontline Staff includes 50 training lessons that help facilities comply with CMS in-service training requirements for certified nursing assistants and other frontline staff.

The material in this book covers the most essential topics in long-term care, including Alzheimer’s disease, behavior management, and infection control. Its 10 new in-services keep learners up to date with new regulations and cover topics such as drug regimen review, safe social media practices, and activities of daily living.

Each in-service outlines exactly how to conduct lessons and provides concrete learning activities, with a post-lesson test to verify staff comprehension. A certificate of completion for each in-service is included to document participant training hours, as is a checklists to help providers conduct audits of learned material.

Published: October 2018

Page count: 694
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-68308-825-7

Table of Contents

Since the last edition, we’ve added 10 new in-services created based on industry needs, trends, and changes to regulatory requirements. See below for the full list of in-services

1. Abuse and Neglect: Prevent, Recognize, and Report
2. Activities of Daily Living
3. Alzheimer's Disease
4. Amputee Care
5. Arthritis
6. Assistive Devices
7. Behavior Management
8. Bloodborne Pathogens
9. Care Planning
10. Chronic Conditions
11. Communication
12. Cultural Diversity
13. Dementia
14. Depression
15. Diabetes
16. Drug Regimen Review
17. Dysphasia
18. End of Life
19. Ethics
20. Hand Hygiene
21. Heart Complications
23. Incontinence and Constipation
24. Infection Control
25. Kidney Disease
26. LGBT
27. Lifting and Transferring
28. Malnutrition and Dehydration
29. Mental Illness
30. Multiple Sclerosis
31. Nutrition
32. Obesity
33. Oxygen Training
34. Pain Management
35. Parkinson's Disease
36. Personal Care
37. Professionalism and Accountability
38. Psychosocial Issues
39. Range of Motion
40. Readmissions
41. Resident Education
42. Respiratory Disorders
43. Skin Care
44. Social Media Safe Practices
45. Stroke and Seizures
46. Traumatic Brain Injury
47. Tube Feeding and Oral Care
48. Urinary Catheter Care
49. Vital Signs
50. Zika

About the Author

Kelly Smith Papa, MSN, RN, is the corporate director of learning at Masonicare in Connecticut. She is responsible for developing the Masonicare University and creating a culture of continuous learning. Her experiences in the field of aging services include serving as a director of nursing, clinical educator, leadership coach, and dementia care consultant. For over a decade, she has studied the disciplines of a learning organization and how they apply to aging services.

She has researched models of application of these disciplines to create a workforce that is engaged, innovative, and more adaptable to change. Papa has presented at numerous state and national conferences on a variety of topics; including building learning organizations, creativity in staff development, person-centered care, dementia care, leading change, and leadership development. She has written multiple books and articles focused on dementia care, leadership, and staff development. In 2013 she served as chair of the Workforce Development Committee for the State of Connecticut Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. She earned her BSN from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and her MSN from the University of Saint Joseph. She was a fellow of the 2007 LeadingAge Leadership Academy and currently serves the academy as a coach. She was a recipient of the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.