The Honorable Career Of Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistants are the “heart” of long-term care. Here are the lists of the roles they do.
1. They should be certified and meet all requirements to practice. Knows their role and responsibilities and how to be a professional.
2. Upholding Residents Rights. The Nusing Assistant (NA) has a legal responsibility to protect each resident’s rights.
Protecting Residents Rights
Respecting Individual Beliefs
Protecting Individuals from abuse
3. Developing Interpersonal Skills
Help the residents feel good about themselves and reach for their dreams.
Understand Basic Needs
Dealing with Difficult Behavior
Using Good Communication Skills
Dealing with Emotional Barriers
Overcomig Physical Barriers
4. Using Good Body Mechanics
Prevent body stress and injury with good positioning.
5. Controlling Infection
Guard against possible infection at all times.
Using Universal Precautions
Wearing Protective Barriers
Controlling Hepatitis B virus
6. Weighing and Measuring
Accuracy is important in everything they do.
Weighing and Measuring
7. Providing Basic Care
Good skills earn the respect of residents and co-workers.
Promoting Personal Hygiene
Tending to Skin Care
Treating Bladder and Bowel Problems
8. Following Care Procedures
Being alert to special needs is vital.
Documenting Fluid Intake and Output
Dealing with Elimination Problems
Caring for Residents with Tubing
Applying bandages and Dry Dressings
9. Taking Vital Signs
Accurate Measurements help determine a person’s physical condition.
Taking a temperature
Measuring the Pulse
Measuring Blood Pressures
10. Providing Good Nutrition
Everybody needs a variety of foods for good health.
11. Following Safety and Emergency Procedures
Simple Precautions prevent serious injuries.
Promoting Fire Safety
Responding to Emergencies
Using Protective Device
12. Understanding Long-Term Care
Enhance each residents quality of life.
Recognizing Emotional and Social Needs
Understanding Body Systems
Adapting to Physical Changes
Dealing with Confusion
Coping with Cancer
Caring for Diabetes
Caring for Heart Disease
Responding to Seizures
13. Providing Restorative Care
Encouraging residents to be as self-managing as possible.
Using Assistive Device
Assisting with Range of Motion
14. Managing Information
The care team depends on them for accurate, thorough, and timely reports.
Reporting and Charting
15. Dealing with Death and Dying
Provide sensitive and concerned care for residents and their families.
Caring for someone who is dying.
16. Introducing Home Health Care
Help the client stay as healthy and self-managing as possible.
Understanding Home Health Care
Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Home
Tending to Special Needs
Caring for the Family