CT Registered Nurses

RN DUTIES FOR SKILLED CARE include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assure the client's safety.
  2. Provide reality orientation if appropriate.
  3. Establish a therapeutic relationship with the client and the family and/or significant other.
  4. Use mutual decision making with the client and the family.
  5. Collect data for assessment: biological, psychological, cultural, social and spiritual.
  6. Assess data to identify the client's health status.
  7. Establish a nursing diagnosis.
  8. Set mutual goals with the client and/or family.
  9. Implement the plan of care.
  10. Evaluate the client's progress toward goal attainment.

Specifically:

  1. Deliver individual nursing care.
  2. Provide for physical and emotional comfort.
  3. Provide teaching for the client and family.
  4. Assist client with activities of daily living.
  5. Provide for proper body positioning.
  6. Assist client with active and passive exercises.
  7. Administer medications per physician order.
  8. Observe, evaluate, and report significant changes in the client's condition to family, doctor and office.
  9. Document all relevant findings.
  10. Plan, prepare, and serve therapeutic diets to the client.
  11. Maintain clean environment for client; clean-up food and cooking areas.
  12. 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.