FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER, KATSINA
October 2011 - October 2012 (1 year 1 month)
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
- Diagnosed, monitored and examined women during pregnancy
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
- Supervise and assist mothers in labour, and monitor the condition of the fetus and use knowledge of drugs and pain management.
- 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.
- 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.
- Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
- Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
- Direct and supervise less skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
- Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
- Identified high risk pregnancies and made referrals to doctors and other medical specialists
- 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