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ASM 291 - Activity Coordinator

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 8
Course Type: Open
This course is designed to prepare persons to work as activity coordinators in the continuum of care communities, including the following settings: skilled care, health care, assisted living programs, adult day and residential care. Topics will include understanding residents’ needs, rights and choices and providing appropriate activities. The course will also address resident-centered care, regulatory requirements and the survey process. The course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Health and meets their requirements.
Competencies
  1. Understand the duties of an activities coordinator
    1. Review and explain job description
    2. Describe NAAP Standards of Care
    3. Summarize IAAP mission statement
  2. Delineate the roles of federal and state governing entities
    1. Describe the roles of CMS in ICF/RCF/NF/SNF settings
    2. Outline the role of DIA in ICF/RCF/NF/SNF settings
    3. Explain the role of the Long-term Care Ombudsman’s Office
    4. Analyze DHS and the agency’s impact on residents
    5. Define and explain the process of accreditation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of all rules and regulations specific to the activities department
    1. Analyze state and federal rules and regulations and their importance
    2. Identify online resources available to easily access rules and regulations
    3. Review bylaws pertaining to the activities department
    4. Review Resident Bill of Rights
    5. Discuss ethics and the importance of ethical behavior
    6. Define abuse and mandatory reporting
    7. Review and comprehend HIPAA
  4. Understand the importance of completing accurate evaluations and assessments
    1. Complete the applicable sections of the MDS
    2. Complete the activities part of a care plan
    3. Review RUGS, RAI and complete RAPs
    4. Review and conduct an assessment for dementia
    5. Review and complete a calendar, logs, and documentation according to regulations
  5. Explain the survey process
    1. Review and identify the tasks of the surveyors
    2. Review self-reporting
    3. Review a plan of correction
    4. Compile the information need from the activities department during a survey
  6. Explain the importance of community integration
    1. Develop a volunteer handbook to help solicit volunteers
    2. List the benefits of Culture change and the impact on the residents, family, staff and the community
    3. Complete a training manual for staff and volunteers to conduct activities
    4. List innovative activities within the facility in which the community participates
    5. Analyze the role of RAC
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, acronyms, and abbreviations related to long-term care
    1. List the terminology, acronyms and abbreviations used in long-term care facilities
    2. Define each of the terminology, acronyms and abbreviations
  8. Demonstrate the ability to conduct activities with residents with and without mental disabilities
    1. List activities appropriate for each stage of Alzheimer’s disease
    2. List activities appropriate for residents that are unable to leave room
    3. Review recent literature on new activities conducted in other facilities
    4. Conduct a survey with residents regarding history of hobbies and activities
  9. Understand the importance of customer service
    1. Define customer service
    2. Discuss the importance of communication with residents, staff, family, and healthcare professionals
    3. Develop a customer service plan for the activities department
  10. Identify the important components of the residents’ quality of life in the area of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of well-being through practicum experience
    1. Assess individual resident’s needs
    2. Assess past activities and beliefs
    3. Recognize current issues affecting participation and attitudes
    4. Identify community resources
    5. Assess resident outside needs



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