Housekeeping Procedures in Residential Care Settings

Housekeeping Procedures in Residential Care Settings 

Maintenance of a clean environment is fundamental to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for residents. Housekeeping staff in residential care settings must be familiar with best practices and procedures related to environmental cleaning. This course illustrates procedures to follow when performing environmental services and ways to reduce hazards associated with these tasks.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-HKPRC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - non-P type

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-7894. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HKPRC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify infection control and safety principles related to environmental services.
Describe the procedures to follow when performing environmental services.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Importance of a Clean Home 

A. Setting the Stage for Wellbeing

B. Resident Rights

C. Cleaning

D. Sanitizing

E. Disinfection

F. How Often to Clean

G. Basic Cleaning Procedures

H. Cleaning and Dusting

I. Sweeping and Mopping

J. Change the Bucket Water

K. Vacuuming

L. Spot Cleaning

M. Review

N. Summary

Section 3: Safety and Supplies

A. Safety Principles

B. Hazardous Materials

C. Preparing Cleaning Solutions

D. Neutral pH Cleaners

E. Quaternary Cleaning Products

F. On the Cart

G. Storage

H. The Spread of Infection

I. Infection Control Precautions

J. Carts

K. Equipment Maintenance

L. Electrical Equipment

M. Electrical Cords

N. Review

O. Summary

Section 4: Where to Clean

A. High Touch Areas

B. Lobby and Common Areas

C. Elevators

D. Hallways

E. Restrooms

F. Cleaning Occupied Rooms

G. Medical Equipment

H. Desks and Computers

I. Handling Wastebaskets

J. Trash Disposal

K. Handling Linens

L. Cleaning the Floor

M. Review

N. Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. References

D. Congratulations

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA (retired)
Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA, served as a long-term care corporate trainer and Director of Staff Development at a retirement community in PA that employed over 600 staff. Additionally, he served as chairman of the Safety Committee there for over ten years. Mr. Hartman is a retired licensed Nursing Home Administrator, holding a BS in Education, an MS in Administration of Residential Programs. He has many years of experience developing staff from all disciplines in healthcare settings. Mr. Hartman currently serves as an instructor of adult education at Hagerstown Community College. Disclosure: Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA (retired) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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