1. Measure and record patient vital signs
Nurses should measure and record patients' vital signs regularly in order to track their health condition and ensure that they are receiving the best possible care.
2. Administer basic first aid
Nurses should be familiar with administering basic first aid in order to help patients who are injured or ill.
3. Assist patients with personal hygiene
Nurses should help patients with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, brushing teeth, and using the toilet.
4. Assist patients with eating and drinking
Nurses should help patients eat and drink as needed in order to maintain their health and nutrition.
5. Assist patients with using the toilet or bedpan
Nurses should help patients use the toilet or bedpan as needed to avoid accidents and maintain their privacy.
6. Change bed linen and make beds
Nurses should change bed linen and make beds when necessary to keep patients comfortable and safe.
7. Collect specimens for lab tests
Nurses may need to collect specimens for lab tests from time to time in order to diagnose or treat patients' health conditions.
8. Coordinate care for patients with multiple health problems
Nurses should be able to coordinate care for patients who have multiple health problems in order to ensure that they receive the best possible care.
9. Document patient care in medical records
Nurses are responsible for documenting patient care in medical records, so they need to be familiar with what information needs to be included.
10. Educate patients and families about their health condition
Nurses can play an important role in educating patients and families about their health condition so that they can better understand their treatment plan and take an active role in their own care.