Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact 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.
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 # 1701001-7696. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
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
Expert Reviewer: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS
Jim 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 30 years. He has been published in various professional publications and teaches a course in Facilities Management at Duke University. He is a licensed nursing home administrator and a degreed engineer. Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a Civil Engineering degree which enabled him to serve in various Facilities Manager positions during his professional career. His expertise includes knowledge and experience in the areas of maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, grounds, security, transportation, and construction management. Before working in healthcare, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.Disclosure: James J. Thompson, MHA, NHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.