The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN) has launched a new interactive Learning Community in the form of a new section on the association’s website.

The modules, found in the Education section of, offers a number of resources covering a variety of topics relevant to long term care nurses.
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Learning Community topics include diabetes, safety, culture change, incontinence, infection prevention, safe-patient handling, transitioning home safely, and wounds. Facts, data, and statistics have been gathered from industry professionals for presentation in this new central location.
Downloadable quick-fact sheets are also easily accessible.
AALTCN said the Learning Community is unique because of its several interactive features. These include: Ask the Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Ask the Wound Coach, the Coaching Corner, and Ask the Incontinence Experts pages. Each of the pages gives readers platforms for submitting questions and receiving timely responses from industry experts.
The AALTCN Learning Community is made possible by grants offered by the Wound Care Education Institute, Diabetes CareWorks, Tranquility Incontinence Products, Cleanwaste, SafetyNet America, Romedic, Health Education Network, and others.
AALTCN works to provide relevant educational resources that bridge current best practices with bedside practice, bring visibility and respect to long term care nursing caregivers, advocate for them, and support and promote excellence in care for consumers of long term care.
The culture change module offers a list of six downloadable fact sheets, which include one on core competencies for nurses in culture change.