The updated Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Integrated Surveyor Training Website (ISTW). Hand in Hand is available as a self-paced training as well as an instructor-led course and may be accessed using the links below. The self-paced training may take approximately 24 hours to complete.

Self-Paced Online Training Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Online

Downloadable Materials for Instructor-Led Training Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Download

Training Description
This training focuses on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matter experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ in-service training on these important topics.

Background
The Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes was previously developed as an instructor-led training conducted by nursing home staff for nurse aides. The Hand in Hand training will now be available as a self-paced, online training and available to download for use as an instructor-led course.

Target Audience
Federal law requires that nurse aides complete in-service training on dementia management and resident abuse prevention. Additionally, facilities must provide dementia management and resident abuse prevention training to all facility staff, (direct and indirect care and auxiliary functions) contractors, and volunteers.

For help with registration and all other technical issues, please contact the ISTW Helpdesk at cmstraininghelp@hendall.com.