Skill- General Duty Assistance Service

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Dr. Soumya Jal

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Course Name : General Duty Assistance

Code(Credit) : CUTM3064 (3-1-0)

Course Objectives

•Provides patient centered care and perform basic general duty assistance skills in a safe and competent environment.
•Demonstrate basic personal care skills.
•Perform within the ethical and legal boundaries of the scope of practice.
•Understanding body mechanics.
•Administering drugs as per prescriptions.
•Disposal of medical waste

Learning Outcomes

•Assist the patient in maintaining normal elimination
•Transferring a patient within the hospital
•Communicating appropriately with co-workers
•Prevent and control infection
•Assist the nurse in performing procedures as instructed in the care plan
•Respond to patient`s call
•Transport patient , manage to change and transport the laundary
•Maintain a safe ,healthy and secure environment
•Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Healthcare Systems , Broad functions of Patient Care Assistant (6 hrs)
Practice- Basic understanding of Healthcare Service Providers(primary, secondary & tertiary), Basic understanding of services offered to patients in a hospital ,Basic understanding of various departments in the hospital.

Practice: To develop broad understanding of the functions to be performed by PCA, Understand the functions to be performed by PCA during admission and discharge of patient.

Module 2: Introduction to Human Body-Structure & Function , Personnel Hygiene & Professional Behaviour (9 hrs)
Practice- Understanding different parts of body , Understanding different systems of body, Understanding different positions of bed
Practice- To develop understanding of the concept of Healthy Living, To develop understanding & procedures of Hand Hygiene, To develop techniques of Grooming, To be equipped with Techniques of Use of PPE.

Module 3 : Bio Medical Waste Management , Emergency Medical Response ( 6 hrs)
Practice- To gain understanding of importance of proper and safe disposal of bio-medical waste & treatment , To gain understanding of categories of bio-medical waste, To learn about disposal of bio-medical waste – colour coding, types of containers, transportation of waste,etc.
Practice: Describe chain of survival , Demonstrate CPR and Emergency situations, crash cart trolley, O2 cylinder etc

Module 4: Positioning/ Transferring/ Mobility of patients, Observing and Reporting ( 6 hrs)
Practice: Describe importance of positioning for a patient in treatment and recovery, Introduction to various types of position, Understand usage of Wheel chair, stretcher, shifting of patient from bed to stretcher

Practice: Understand the importance of observing and reporting to authority for said or unsaid findings, if any, Understanding the importance of verbally informing the person in authority

Module 5: Patient’s Rights & Environment , Patient – Basic care and needs ( 6 hrs)
Practice: Describe necessary arrangements to ensure patient safety and comfort, Understand sensitivities involved in patient’s right.
Practice: Understand the difference of care provided to ill patients, terminally ill, physically challenged and handicapped personnel.

Module 6 : Elimination , Bed Making , Role of General Duty Assistant -Sanitation, Safety & First Aid ( 6 hrs)
Practice: Understand the importance forexcreta disposal in human body , Understand care to be provided in case of urine And bowel Incontinence or patient with urinary catheter, Observation of urine and stools for routine as well as special reporting.

Practice: To understand various types of linen used in hospital , To develop an understanding for the need of periodic changing of linen, To understand preparation of an empty bed, occupied bed and room after discharge etc.

Practice: Describe common emergency conditions and what to do in medical emergencies, Describe basics of first aid , To develop understanding and precautions to ensure self safety.

Module 7: Infections control and prevention, Emergencies in health care and response to patient call ( 6 hrs)
Practice: Identification of deviation from normal health , Explain Hospital borne infections, Explain different types of Spillages and their management.

Practice: Describe emergencies in Hospital and general conditions , Describe fire emergencies and action to be initiated in fire emergencies

 

Suggested Readings:

Basic Anatomy and Physiology By N. Murugesh

Fundamental of Nursing By Sr. Nancy

Session Plan

Session 1

Session 4

Session 10

Session 12

Session 14

Session 15

Session 16

Session 19

PRACTICE

Topic: Crash cart trolley

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFww8xECfaA

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/jaaber/the-crash-cart

Session 20

PRACTICE

Topic: Oxygen Cylinder

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/sivanandareddy52/oxygen-therapy-48527928

Session 21

Topic: Positioning/ Transferring/ Mobility of patients

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H68Sa04s_1s

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/azizahid1/patient-transfer

Session 22

Session 23

PRACTICE

Topic: Positioning for a patient in treatment and recovery

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HbecwTgugc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmqXqwSV3bo

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/shylu/patient-positioning

Session 24

PRACTICE

Topic: Usage of Wheel chair for a patient

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUW7He43_g

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/SanjibKumarDas7/wheelchairs-153536871

Session 25

PRACTICE

Topic: Usage of stretcher for a patient

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUGWDodlGK4

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/meachef/lifting-and-moving-patients

Session 26

PRACTICE

Topic: Shifting of patient from bed to stretcher

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1EOqEUyDEk

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/drjayeshpatidar/moving-and-lifting-the-patient

Session 27

PRACTICE

Topic: Observing and reporting to authority for said or unsaid findings

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFUqR0GRrz8

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/tozki/documenting-and-reporting

Session 30

PRACTICE

Topic: Sensitivities involved in patient’s right

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5v6fc2vSmc

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/sandhya_M/patient-rights-ppt

Session 33

Topic: Role of General Duty Assistant -Sanitation, Safety & First Aid

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qahukkDYFbk

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/AtiqUrRehman18/first-aid-patient-safety

Session 34

PRACTICE

Topic: Patient with urinary catheter

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQbHLq9md8Q

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/tozki/urinary-catheterization-2248691

Session 35

PRACTICE

Topic: Observation of urine and stools for routine as well as special reporting

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ePqcdDKCe0

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/priyankaBuragohain1/routine-examination-of-stool

Session 36

Session 37

Topic: Preparation of an empty bed, occupied bed and room after discharge

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dTzfSRxRZc

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bincyam/bed-making-52161052

Session 38

PRACTICE

Topic: Emergency conditions and what to do in medical emergencies

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz8azAFjw_4

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/shifafarman/medical-emergencies-45567247

Session 41

Topic: Emergencies in health care and response to patient call

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8xROE56sz4

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/shylu/rapid-response-team

Session 42

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    Dr. Soumya Jal is working at Centurion University of Technology and Management since 2018, prior to which she was associated with Rama Devi Women’s University as a visiting faculty.  She has completed her Ph. D. in Medical Biotechnology from VIT University, Vellore (2016). Her research area includes fields such as, Applied and Clinical Microbiology, Molecular […]