Nurse Aide: Helps patients in hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility, performing a variety of uncomplicated tasks, under direction of nursing and medical staff. Responds to signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine patients' needs. Bathes, dresses, and undresses patients. Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help. Transports patients, using wheelchair or wheeled cart, or assists patients to walk. Drapes patients for examinations and treatments, and remains with patients, performing such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights. Turns and repositions bedfast patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores. Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares, and issues dressing packs, treatment trays, and other supplies. Gives medication as directed by Physician or Nurse and makes notation of amount and time given. Gives enemas, douches, massages, and alcohol rubs. Applies hot and cold compresses. Prepares food trays, feeds patients, and records food and liquid intake and output. May change bed linens, run errands, direct visitors, and answer telephone. May dust and clean patients' rooms. May be assigned to specific area of hospital, nursing home, or medical facility. May assist nursing staff in care of geriatric patients. May assist in providing medical treatment and personal care to patients in private home settings. [-] Less
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