Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bathing Without a Battle Launches Online Training Portal




Free Continuing Education Credit for Long-Term Care Staff 


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.

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