Administer medications via most routes. This includes pre-pouring medications.
With IV certification, may administer IV fluids to include electrolytes, nutrients, vitamins, blood and blood products. May also calculate and adjust IV flow rates (nutrition, hydration, and blood products only.)
Catheterize a patient
Administer tube feedings
Perform stoma and ostomy care
Perform glucometer/blood sugar tests
May apply heat and cold
Suction and care for a tracheostomy tube
Perform Wound Care and change sterile dressings
Perform bowel/bladder irrigation
Perform other diagnostic and therapeutic nursing procedures
Assist the RN in initiating and maintaining written care plans for individual patients
Assist with educating and instructing patients, patients’ families and staff limited to teaching information which is outlined in and is consistent with the vocational nursing practice act.
Performs some personal care and household duties, as necessary