Medical caregiver, this profession involves helping patients with daily activities and caring for them. Health care assistants help patients with mobility, eating, bathing and other activities of daily living.
The training lasts 1.5 years (3 semesters) and takes place in a stationary mode.
Code (digital symbol of the profession): 532102
- Assists an ill and dependent person to meet his/her basic living needs in a professional manner;
- recognises and solves care problems of an ill and dependent person of different ages;
- assists medical staff in carrying out nursing procedures, assists them and at the same time supports the sick and dependent person.
- recognising care problems of an ill and dependent person;
- cooperating with the nurse in planning and carrying out the care plan for the sick and dependent person;
- assisting the nurse in carrying out nursing procedures;
- carrying out the nurse’s and doctor’s instructions for the care of an ill and dependent person;
- assisting the sick and dependent person with personal care needs;
- carrying out hygienic procedures for the sick and dependent person;
- carrying out activities connected with maintaining the cleanliness and aesthetics of the bed and the immediate environment of the sick and dependent person;
- helping an ill and dependent person to satisfy his/her eating and excretory needs;
- helping the sick and dependent person to maintain mobility and use of orthopaedic and rehabilitation equipment;
- using equipment, utensils and tools necessary for the performance of hygienic tasks;
- disinfecting and maintaining utensils and tools used in the performance of nursing activities;
- ensuring the safety of the sick and dependent person while performing hygienic procedures;;
- helping the sick and dependent person to adapt to living conditions
in hospital and changes associated with chronic illness or old age;
- helping the sick and dependent person to communicate with the family, the care and treatment team and other patients;
- providing emotional support to the sick and dependent person and his/her family;
- providing first aid in cases of health and life-threatening emergencies;
- acting in accordance with professional ethics;
- observing sanitary-epidemiological, occupational health and safety, fire protection and environmental protection regulations while performing professional tasks.
Additional professional tasks:
- popularising pro-health behaviour;
- providing information on personal hygiene and care procedures for the sick and dependent persons;
- documenting hygienic procedures performed;
- activating the sick and dependent person.