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Data protection is also very important. The Act ensures that no personal information about the patient is shared with random people. It ensures that all records are kept secure and safe. Data protection is also very important. The Act ensures that no personal information about the patient is shared with random people. It ensures that all records are kept secure and safe. A nurses responsibilities include: * Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as incubators and ventilators * Prepares and administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments * Monitors vital signs and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology,…show more content…
Whilst on T7 ((Trauma Orthopaedics) I assisted a HCA with a bed bath. A HCA stands for Health Care Assistant, their job consists of delivering basic care needs to patients. Healthcare assistants (HCA’s) work within hospital or community settings. The roles may vary depending on what area the individual works in. You may be working alongside nurses or midwives in maternity services. What is the role of a healthcare assistant? The NICU uses many policies and procedures, for example safeguarding. The ward uses alarms on the end of each incubator and that alarm goes off when incubator doors are opened. Furthermore when coming onto the ward, you cannot just walk straight in, individuals including staff are required to buzz in. The NICU uses many policies and procedures, for example safeguarding. The ward uses alarms on the end of each incubator and that alarm goes off when incubator doors are opened. Furthermore when coming onto the ward, you cannot just walk straight in, individuals including staff are required to buzz in. The role of a healthcare assistant is to wash and dress patients who need help, assist with feeding individuals such as cutting up their food etc. Helping people to mobilise, toileting, making the beds, monitoring patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight, and generally assisting with patients overall comfort.
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