{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Developing a Training for Certified Nursing Assistants to Recognize, Communicate, and Document Discomfort in Residents with Dementia

Purpose of Activity

To present a performance improvement project involving the design and implementation of a training curriculum for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for using the Pain in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of the PAINAD and the rationale for its use.
  2. Outline the training program and its implementation on the study unit.
  3. Delineate the results of the project and their implications for future projects.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JHPN0418B
Published: Apr 2018
Expires: 4/30/2020
Passing Score: 10/14 (71%)
Authors: Vanessa Rodriguez, MD; Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD; Ruth Spinner, MD, CMD; Sharon Blake, RN