Alternatives to Restraints for Residents with Dementia

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
Alaska Training Cooperative
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

University of Alaska Anchorage
to be determined


Contact Hours: 1.00

Training Overview Description

This is a one (1) contact hour training module that is self-paced and intended for Direct Care Workers in Assisted Living settings. We will define what a restraint is in the context of assisted living homes and describe some of the risks associated with restraint use. We will focus on residents with dementia because they are more likely to be restrained. We will discuss alternatives to restraints to address falls, wandering, and agitation which are common issues related to dementia. There are several videos and handouts as part of the presentation. We will also be providing a pre- and post-test mirroring the objectives as well as a short evaluation form.

Event-specific Details

Developed as the Capstone Project by students at the UAA School of Nursing to meet the need for more education for staff and persons working with individuals in Assisted Living Home (ALH) settings.

Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia
NP - Family Practice
Vocational Specialist
Respite Worker
Recreational/Activity Therapist
Patient Advocate
Individual Support Worker
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
NP - Psychiatric
Other Mid-Level Providers
Other Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse - CNS
Family Caregiver
Health Educator

Registration Information

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Upon completion you will receive a certificate and be awarded 1 contact training hour in your AKTCLMS e-Portfolio!