Tag Archives: Training

Internet Training Reduces Assaults in Long-Term Care

Research indicates that nursing assistants experience frequent physical and verbal assaults by residents in nursing homes, which is stressful for the staff and may decrease quality of care of residents. Internet training, however, may offer help that benefits both staff and residents. New research published in the January 2012 issue of Geriatric Nursing suggests that […]

ORCAS Seeking Sponsors for Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook

Beginning February of 2012, coaches, school staff, young athletes, and their parents can receive free online training in recognizing and managing concussion by going to ORCAS’ Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook at http://brain101.orcasinc.com. Concussions are a Serious Problem Although nearly 4 million sports and recreation-related concussions are reported every year in the United States, many […]

Gerontology Study Confirms Internet Training Helps Nurse Aids Respond to Aggression

Research indicates that nursing home caregivers are subjected to verbal and physical assaults by residents suffering from dementia and other mental disorders. Fortunately, according to results published in the October 2011 online issue of The Gerontologist, web-based training in communication and response skills can better equip caregivers to handle those attacks.