Turn Off the TV: Benefits of Offering Alternative Activities on Medical-Surgical Units

Turn Off the TV: Benefits of Offering Alternative Activities on Medical-Surgical Units


Identification: MSNJ1801
Issue: January-February 2018
Volume: Vol. 27/No. 1
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Available until 02/28/2020
  • 1.20 - CH

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Description

Negative health effects of excessive television watching in the inpatient setting are discussed and benefits of alternate leisure activities described. Nursing interventions that promote decreased screen time during hospitalization may motivate the patient to choose healthier activities after discharge, resulting in long term health benefits for the patient. Suggestions are included for how medical-surgical nurses can improve patient care and implement and the activity program on their unit.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe negative health effects of excessive television watching in the inpatient setting and outline benefits of alternate leisure activities.

Contact hours available until 2/28/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

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Rachel Mathew
3/14/19 2:44 pm

Good article to provide long term health benefits for patients.

Sandra LaPointe
10/7/19 10:36 am

I believe that all care team members (including physical and occupational therapy) can take ownership along with RN's. For example, OT could play a card game with a pt. The more members on board, the more time with the t.v. off for the pt.

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