30 Jan Great Goals for Nursing Assistants
A caregiver is simply a person who cares for the health and basic needs of another when they can’t do it for themselves. This can be a nurse assistant or simply a loving family member.
Nursing assistants look after their patients in basic but vital ways. They help them bathe, eat and dress. They help them in and out of bed, provide walkers and wheelchairs to those who can’t get around without them, fetch items as needed and provide a listening ear for their troubles. While the primary job of a nursing assistant is giving basic care to people who can’t do it for themselves, it’s also about restoring dignity in the process. To make sure she does this, a nursing assistant must keep several goals in mind.
1. Patient Care
Of paramount importance to a caregiver is making sure he gives his patients the best in quality care. This doesn’t just mean knowing what to do and when to do it, although those things are important as well. Good patient care is grounded in knowledge, but it also means showing empathy for patients. Nursing assistants make it a goal to never be cold or dismissive toward their patients.
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