1. Patient Safety:
Knowing and abiding by all safety protocols, such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment and providing assistance with safe transfers.
Accurately recording vital signs, patient histories, treatments, procedures, and other information in medical records.
3. Medical Terminology:
Utilizing the correct terminology to communicate effectively with patients, families, doctors, and other healthcare staff members.
4. Phlebotomy Techniques:
Understanding how to properly obtain blood specimens from patients while adhering to safety regulations and proper technique standards.
5. Infection Control:
Understanding the principles of infection control and using them appropriately to prevent cross-contamination between patients or medical staff.
6. Vital Signs:
Understanding how to accurately take and record vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
7. Patient Care Procedures:
Understanding the various patient care procedures performed in a medical environment, including wound care and catheterization.
8. Equipment Operation:
Knowing how to properly operate medical equipment such as ventilators, ECG monitors, oxygen delivery systems, and infusion pumps.
9. Medication Administration:
Understanding the proper techniques for administrating medications to patients according to doctor’s orders.
10. Communication Skills:
Being able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with patients, families, doctors, and other healthcare staff members.