Care assistant work collaboratively with the entire interdisciplinary team. They know the patient’s specific care plan and current goals, so they can provide optimal care.
They are supervised by a team of Registered Nurses and have an in-depth understanding of skin care, infection control, restraints and their usage, urinary care, mobility and lift devices.
Care assistants perform a variety of clinical duties, including:
- Taking vital signs
- Performing EKGs
- Taking blood glucose finger sticks
- Assisting with dressing, bathing, using the toilet, transferring and walking
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