This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course is NCCAP approved NCCAP 32020-19NT. All NCCAP approved courses count 100% towards certification.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: What is an Activity?
A. Why are Activities Important?
B. Types of Activities
Section 3: Role of the Activity Department
B. Activities Should Include
C. Who Can be Involved?
D. Special Interests
Section 4: Activity Assessment
B. Background Information
Section 5: When Should Activities be Provided?
A. Monthly Calendar
Summary Section 6: The Activity Staff Members’ Roles and Responsibilities
A. Vital Roles
B. Activity Director
C. Activity Department Staff
Summary Section 7: Documenting Activities
B. Individualized Response
C. Timely and Accurate
Section 8: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.