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ASM 244 - Practicum V: Environmental Services

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 5
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Emphasis on administrator’s responsibilities in housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance departments. This course satisfies 80 environmental services clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Competencies
  1. Assess the relationship between the department and the resident’s care, health, and well-being.
    1. Appraise the importance of work/cleaning schedules for the housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance department.
    2. Investigate necessary equipment and furniture repair processes.
    3. Assess the cleaning schedule of residents’ rooms.
    4. Evaluate the cleaning schedules related to non-resident areas.
  2. Rate the importance of a clean, orderly, well-maintained, and pleasant appearing facility.
    1. Propose the importance of proper supplies and storage for maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry.
    2. Establish what is involved to maintain odor control.
    3. Establish appropriate building and grounds maintenance programs (summer and winter).
    4. Appraise the importance of an infection control program.
    5. Relate the importance of well-maintained heating, cooling and plumbing systems of residents.
    6. Appraise the sprinkler maintenance systems.
    7. Evaluate disaster preparedness programs and procedures.
    8. Evaluate emergency lighting requirement procedures.
    9. Assess the preventive maintenance program.
    10. Evaluate how the department is empowered by the administration.
    11. Appraise the administrator’s supportive relationships within the department.
  3. Evaluate the supervisor’s and administrator’s responsibilities and job descriptions.
    1. Review each staff person’s position, authority, and responsibility.
    2. Investigate the supervisor’s cost control process and cost effectiveness measures.
    3. Assess job descriptions and work schedules.
    4. Assess the importance of equipment manuals and guides.
    5. Explain all rules and regulations in appropriate manuals and documents relating to environmental services.
    6. Comment on the national electrical code.
    7. Explain the quality assurance and continuous quality improvement process.



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