Introduction to Linen Management in Long Term Care

 

Managers in long term care communities should be familiar with basic laundry operations. This course will assist the long term care manager in overseeing a more productive and effective laundry operation. Laundry operations, laundry staffing and soiled linen considerations will be discussed in this course.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SC-0-LEAD-ILMLTC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

1.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Administrative Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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 # 1701001-6481. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

0.5 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 0.50 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)

0.5 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 0.50 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Administrative Hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-0-LEAD-ILMLTC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain the importance of laundries to a long term care facility
Describe some of the qualities of a good laundry staff member
Discuss the safe management of soiled as well as contaminated laundry

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Why Do You Need to Know More about Your Laundry Operation? A. A Quality Laundry Service B. Costs of a Quality Laundry Service C. Staffing a Quality Laundry Service D. Summary Section 3: What Attributes Make a Quality Laundry Staff Member? A. Professional Quality Staff B. Job Standards C. The Laundry Supervisor D. Review Section 4: What Is the Best Way to Manage Soiled Laundry? A. Handling Soiled Linen B. Laundry Holding Areas C. Laundry Cycles D. Review Section 5: What Special Considerations Should Be Made for Heavily Contaminated Laundry? A. Contaminated Linen B. Review Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Congratulations

Instructor: James J. Thompson, MS, MHA
Mr. Thompson has a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Management, and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration. He is a licensed nursing-home administrator and has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 18 years. He has been published in various professional publications and teaches a course in Facilities Management at Duke University. Before working in healthcare, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. Disclosure: James J. Thompson, MS, MHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS
Ms. Wicklin has a BS in Nursing, an MS in Education, and an MS in Health Informatics. She has held positions as Assistant Nurse Manager, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Informatics Consultant, and Webmaster. She has been creating Web-based courseware for healthcare workers for more than 10 years. Disclosure: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F584, F880
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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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