Teaching and maintaining behavior management skills with nursing assistants in a nursing home

Academic Article


  • This article describes a nursing staff training program in basic behavior management skills and a formal staff management system to encourage the application of these basic skills on the nursing unit. Behavioral skills training consists of a 5-hour in-service followed by three weeks of on-the- job training to ensure accurate application of behavior management skills. Following training, a staff management system is used to facilitate long- term use of the skills. Components of the staff management system include supervisory monitoring of the nursing assistants (NAs) by licensed practical nurses (LPNs), NA self-monitoring, verbal and written performance feedback, and incentives.
  • Published In

  • Gerontologist  Journal
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    Author List

  • Stevens AB; Burgio LD; Bailey E; Burgio KL; Paul P; Capilouto E; Nicovich P; Hale G
  • Start Page

  • 379
  • End Page

  • 384
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 3