AHRQ Issues CNA Training Modules

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published training modules for nurse aides in long term care.  The modules are designed to assist facilities in training staff and in meeting regulatory compliance.  Three modules have been developed and include:

  1. Module 1: Detecting Change in a Resident's Condition;
  2. Module 2: Communicating Change in a Resident's Condition; and
  3. Module 3: Falls Prevention and Management.

Each module includes an instructor guide and student workbook.  The teaching approach includes the use of mnemonic checklist.  For example, a checklist to help staff recognize hazards that contribute to falls.  The modules also reference SBAR as tools hospitals are using to assist in communications.  To view the three modules CLICK HERE.