CT Registered Nurses
RN DUTIES FOR SKILLED CARE include but are not limited to the following:
- Assure the client's safety.
- Provide reality orientation if appropriate.
- Establish a therapeutic relationship with the client and the family and/or significant other.
- Use mutual decision making with the client and the family.
- Collect data for assessment: biological, psychological, cultural, social and spiritual.
- Assess data to identify the client's health status.
- Establish a nursing diagnosis.
- Set mutual goals with the client and/or family.
- Implement the plan of care.
- Evaluate the client's progress toward goal attainment.
- Deliver individual nursing care.
- Provide for physical and emotional comfort.
- Provide teaching for the client and family.
- Assist client with activities of daily living.
- Provide for proper body positioning.
- Assist client with active and passive exercises.
- Administer medications per physician order.
- Observe, evaluate, and report significant changes in the client's condition to family, doctor and office.
- Document all relevant findings.
- Plan, prepare, and serve therapeutic diets to the client.
- Maintain clean environment for client; clean-up food and cooking areas.
- Maintain and safeguard equipment and supplies of client.
Duties of a Professional Nurse:
- Providing individual client care including assessment, care planning with client and family, direct implementation of care and evaluation
- Providing teaching for client and family regarding disease, use of equipment and supplies
- Providing medication pours and management; monitoring client's condition advising physician and family of any changes in status
- Maintaining supplies and equipment for safe and optimal functioning
- Integrating care with other appropriate health services
- Providing referrals when needed and/or when requested
Duties of our para-professionals:
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)
- Assistance with Dressing
- Hygiene assistance including showering, bathing, skin care with lotion, shampoo, teeth and denture care
- Meal Planning, preparing and serving
- Monitor client's activities ensuring safety
- Transportation/Escort to doctor's visits, shopping, and errands - grocery store, pharmacy
- Remind client to take self-administered medications
- Keeping family informed of client's needs and/or changes in condition
- Engaging client in conversation and activities of interest promoting mental alertness
- Assistance with transfers to and from bed, chair, wheelchair, commode, and toilet
- Ambulating assistance for safety with wheelchair, cane, crutches, or standby monitoring
- Monitoring and recording food and fluid intake, elimination, bowel movements, urine output and body weight.