Patient Care & Safety
Vital Signs & Patient Monitoring
Provides patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, douches, nonsterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths; applying restraints.
Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine; recording intake and output information.
Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures.
Protects organization's value by keeping patient information confidential.
Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure.
Enhances nursing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions.
Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards;
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Prioritize safety of the elderly by ensuring that the environment where they are kept is conducive and free from any harm
Ensure that the rooms are made as spacious as possible
Take away objects that could obstruct movement or cause injuries in the event of an accident
Keep the floor dry at all times to avoid tripping and falling to the ground
Create games and motivate patients to get involved in them to keep their minds active, and also to improve their mental strength
Develop and participate in recreational activities with patients, ensuring that they have a good time, and that they are engage actively without feeling bored and exhausted
Read patients' favorite books to them, upon their request, to help them relax
Assist nursing staff in carrying out routine checkups on patients by examining their temperature, blood pressure, and sugar level for normalcy, and work towards stabilizing them when they are above the normal standard
Keep eye on patients' behavior, observe any changes in them as a result of decline in their health, and inform the nursing staff about it for proper diagnosis and timely treatment
Inculcate good posture habit in patients by developing flexible exercise routines and teaching them how to position themselves while seating, standing, sleeping, and walking
Reposition bedridden patients to give them good posture balance
Teach patients respiratory exercises to enable them breathe freely without hiccups resulting from old age
Maintain good relationship with contacts of patients to identify best ways to make patients comfortable and happy
CNA, CMT, First Aid and CPR, HHA, GNA
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