Profession Nursing aid

Nursing aid

Nursing aids provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.

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Personality Type

Tasks nursing aid

  • Observe and report changes in patient's condition.
  • Apply practical intervention procedures for dementia or behavioral problems.
  • Perform basic (medical) procedures such as taking blood pressure and applying and changing dressings.
  • Collect specimens such as urine, faeces, or sputum.
  • Assist with rehabilitation exercises and basic treatment and medications.
  • Assist patients in activities such as walking, exercising, and getting in and out of bed.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Feed patients when necessary.
  • Bath, groom, shave, dress, or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.
  • Perform housekeeping activities, for example clean rooms and change linens.
  • Clean and sterilize the care equipment.

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  • Charge nurse
  • Children's nurse
  • Company nurse
  • District nurse
  • Hospital nurse
  • Intensive care, recovery nurse
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  • Nursing associate professional
  • Private nurse
  • Psychiatric nurse
  • School nurse
  • Theatre nurse

Source: Sisyphus ODB