In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education for Frontline Staff

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In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education for Frontline Staff

In-Services for Long-Term Care: Education for Frontline Staff is composed of 40 in-service training lessons that help facilities comply with CMS requirements to deliver in-service training for their certified nursing assistants and all frontline staff. The in-services included in this book cover the most essential topics in long-term care and correlate with CMS initiatives, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, infection control F-tags, restorative care, and HIPAA. Each in-service is prescriptive in how to conduct lessons, provides concrete learning activities, and includes a post-lesson test to verify staff comprehension along with a certificate of completion to document participant training hours.

This book enables long-term care facilities to:

  • Provide a wide variety of quality, easy-to-access in-service education for CNAs and frontline staff
  • Keep the level of facility education consistent for frontline staff
  • Check the competency of floor staff for each in-service 
  • Ensure in-services are linked to quality care and in line with QAPI committee measurements
  • Address deficiencies in infection control, QAPI, competency management, etc.


This resource provides:

  • More than a year’s worth of training to satisfy CMS requirements
  • Practical education for nursing staff on the important long-term care topics that impact their work daily
  • Time-saving guidance for educators on conducting lessons
  • Downloadable learning activities, games, and quizzes to modify or use as you wish
  • Post-lesson tests to validate comprehension Certificates of completion to document staff training hours


Table of Contents:

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amputee Care
  • Arthritis
  • Assistive Devices
  • Behavior Management
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Caring for Catheters
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphasia
  • End of Life
  • Ethics
  • Heart Complications
  • Incontinence and Constipation
  • Infection Control
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lifting and Transferring
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nutrition
  • Oxygen Training
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Personal Care
  • Professionalism and Accountability
  • Psychosocial Issues
  • Range of Motion
  • Readmissions
  • Resident Education
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Care
  • Stroke and Seizures
  • Tube Feeding and Oral Care
  • Vital Signs


About the Author:

Kelly Papa, MSN, RN, is the corporate director of learning at Masonicare University. Papa has several years of nursing management experience in the healthcare education field. Prior to joining Masonicare, she was director of education and consulting with the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Southington, Connecticut. Her experiences in the field of aging services include serving as a director of nursing and a clinical educator. She is a fellow of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy and was a recipient of the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing in 2011. 

Published: January 2015

Page count: 536
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-285-7