Opportunity to Participate in NIH Funded Research Study with Free Staff Training

Research and Data
​The University of Kansas School of Nursing is seeking nursing homes nationwide to participate in a NIH-funded research study testing a new online version of the evidence-based Changing Talk (CHAT) communication training program. 

CHAT educates staff about reducing elderspeak (infantilizing communication) and results in reduced behavioral symptoms and need for psychotropic medication for residents with dementia. The new online version, Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO), consists of three one-hour interactive online modules that provide flexibility and accessibility for staff. 

There is no cost. Direct-care staff can earn three contact hours, and all staff get a Certificate of Completion for their file. Please see the website to learn more about CHATO and view training resources. 
This study will be conducted over a couple years, so there is plenty of time to join when you are ready. Please contact Carissa Coleman, PhD Research Assistant Professor or Kristine Williams​, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN with questions and to be added to the list.