RCM706 - Resident-Centred Care

Outline info
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Subject Title
Resident-Centred Care

Subject Description
This subject examines the structure of the health care system and the concept of resident-centred care.  Content will include operational management, leadership, medication administration, abuse prevention, infection control, residence safety and risk, home and residence care.  Students are expected to utilize course concepts when analyzing issues.  The current changes in health delivery, organizational structures, and implications for nursing practices are also addressed.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nurse's role in providing leadership in long-term care and retirement communities.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of organizational theory and its application to health care organizations.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of theories and concepts related to nursing practices.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of change in long-term care and retirement communities.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of resident safety and risk, abuse prevention and infection control.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the credentialing of nurses.
  7. Differentiate between home care and hospital care as applied to seniors.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of mentoring and networking.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

RCM700 Healthcare Administration Overview

Topic Outline

  • Role of the Nurse and Nurse Manager
  • Nurse, Unregulated Health Care Provider and Personal Support Worker roles and their differences in a retirement home
  • Retirement Home and Regulatory Act and Regulations
  • Elder Abuse
  • Infection Control
  • Long Term Care and Retirement Homes differences 
  • Process of CCAC services and placement to Long Term Care
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Privacy Legislation and related to care
  • Levels of Intervention (CPR/ DNR)
  • Care Packages and A La Carte Services offered in retirement homes
  • Resident safety and risks for seniors in a Retirement Home
  • Initial/ Full assessments and Plans of Care
  • Medication Administration
  • Nursing Documentation

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts


Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment 1 30%
Assignment 2 10%
Mid-Term Exam 25%
Class Participation  15%
Final Exam 20%

* Final Exam: Final exam will be administered online. All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso