As the number of people with dementia increases in the United States, it’s important for healthcare staff to understand dementia and know best practices for caring for patients with dementia. Staff working in long-term care facilities, home health, and hospice are particularly in need of strategies to communicate with and effectively manage the behavior of dementia patients while also providing person-centered care.
MedBridge has a number of compliance courses that cover dementia topics, from 15-minute overviews to more in-depth courses featuring Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, one of the leading educators on dementia in the US.
Below are recommended dementia courses for onboarding. All these courses can be delivered to your staff via a Knowledge Track so you can easily assign them and track completion. This track can be customized to fit your needs, including adding or removing MedBridge courses or your organization’s custom content.
To add these courses to a Knowledge Track, start building a new Knowledge Track and search for the name of each course. For more information about building Knowledge Tracks, check out Getting Started With the MedBridge LMS.
If your organization is located in Florida, you may need to meet additional state-specific requirements for dementia training. To find MedBridge courses that meet these requirements, please visit the MedBridge Course Catalog.
Track Name: New Staff Dementia Compliance Training
Track Description: This track covers basic dementia training for staff.
Section 1: New Staff Dementia Education
|Course Title||Course Length (Minutes)|
Dementia Care Basics: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Disease Awareness
Dementia Care Basics: Communicating and Understanding Behavior
Dementia Care Basics: Ensuring Safety and Well-Being of Dementia Patients
Dementia Care Basics: Strategies for Caring for People with Dementia
|Total Section Time||1.75 hours|
Note: The courses provided here are only recommendations. Each organization is responsible for ensuring its own compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and accreditation standards, as well as alignment with the needs of its patient population and staff.
Always consult your company’s legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter. These recommendations are not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or organization.
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