March 2010 — November 2013
Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
Work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.