Nursing Assistants

Nursing Assistants

 

               Nursing Assistants are persons who assist nurses in the provision of  nursing care. They assist the PwD in daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, positioning, transferring, ambulating, feeding, and toileting. Nursing assistants do not perform any clinical function like measuring vital signs, drug administration etc. They live with PwD in the block. Nursing Assistants of similar gender are provided to each PwD on one to one basis.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bangalore Neurological Society - Dementia
 
Bangalore Neurological Society - Dementia
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
 
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
 
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
 
 International Symposium on Dementia 2018
Engaging Persons with Dementia
 
Engaging Persons with Dementia
Engaging Persons with Dementia
 
Engaging Persons with Dementia
Engaging Persons with Dementia
 
Engaging Persons with Dementia
Delegates attending International dementia care conference
 
Delegates attending International dementia care conference

               In the absence of specialised cadre of Nursing assistants, NIKISA recruits matriculates and trains them to perform their role effectively. Apart from ensuring personal hygiene they are trained some basis skills. Some of the skills imparted to them are given below;

  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Skills.
  • Securing the positioned Foley catheter / bags/ tubing.
  • Keeping watch on Oxygen administration including pulse oximeter
  • Recognising irritation and discomfort being felt by PwD.
  • Changing of bed sheets and draw sheets from occupied beds.
  • Applying Cold Compress
  • Measuring and recording of fluid intake.
  • A few other skills.

           

           The issue of Nursing assistants wearing an uniform was examined in detail and it was felt that it is better to post Nursing Assistants with comfortable uniforms to take care of PwD. Nursing assistant lives with the PwD on 24 X 7 basis. Nursing assistants do not perform any clinical functions. They are performed by Nurses.

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