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12/3/2015 Other
Revision of Nurse Aide Training Curriculum

The Indiana State Department of Health Nurse Aide Curriculum provides the standards for training of Nurse Aides. The current curriculum became effective in January 2014. Part of curriculum includes Resident Care Procedures (RCPs) which are the step by step instructions for specific procedures. The RCPs are demonstrated as part of the nurse aides training programs and are also utilized by facilities in in-service education and skill validations for certified nurse aides.

A practice for all healthcare workers is the proper sequence and procedure when using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued information on the Sequence for Putting On / Removing PPE in an effort to clarify this important practice. A review of the Nurse Aide Curriculum RCPs revealed a need to revise " Procedure #5: Gown (PPE)".

All approved Nurse Aide Training Programs have been notified of this change which was effective 11/19/2015. Any questions please contact Gina Berkshire, RN, Aide Education & Training Program Manager, 317-233-7497 or gberkshire@isdh.in.gov.