The General Duty Assistant program is designed to provide quality care to patients in nursing homes and hospitals. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to take the Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC) competency exam and to become certified GDAs. These GDAs will then be able to work in an efficient and knowledgeable manner.
- Be prepared to work under the direction of Registered Nurses or other qualified health care workers to provide basic patient care.
- Demonstrate basic personal care skills.
- Provide patient-centered care and perform basic nursing skills in a safe & competent environment.
- Use communication skills effectively in order to function as a member
- of the nursing team.
- Use procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement safety/emergency procedures.
- Perform within the ethical and legal boundaries of the scope of practice.
- Display professionalism in appearance and job
- Dealing with patients
- Maintaining hygiene & cleanliness
- Grooming & personal hygiene
- Assistance to nursing staff (as instructed in patient care plan; observing & reporting changes in patient condition)
- Understanding Normal Physiology & Anatomy of Human body
- Hospital bed making
- Admission process
- Transportation of patients
- Universal Safety Procedures
- Bio Medical Waste Management
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