Training Book

DONT’S FOR HHA AND PCA’S

 

  1. Administer any medications.

  2. Assist, handle, or change any sterile dressing.

  3. Assist or help give an Enema

  4. Assist or touch colostomy irrigation.

  5. Assist or touch gastric lavage or gavage.

  6. Apply heat/cold in any form, i.e. heating pads, compresses, Ice Packs, Etc.

  7. Care for or touch tracheostomy tube.

  8. Assist with or help with vaginal irritation.

  9. Give any time of injections

  10. Make judgments or give advice on medical or nursing problems.

  11. Perform any personal care not included by the nurse in the plan of care.

  12. Witness a will or any other legal documents.

  13. Administer or help give oxygen

  14. Cut toe or finger nails

  15. Massage legs.

  16. Perform Foley irrigation.

  17. Handle a respirator

  18. Transport or drive patient in your car or drive patient in any other vehicle.

  19. Use the client’s credit card.

  20. Do any financial transactions for the client, i.e. Writing/Signing checks, make deposits or withdrawals?

  21. Do not enter the clients home when the client is not there. (Even if family is present).

  22. If a patient falls DO NOT pick the patient up or help the patient up after he/she sustains a fall.

  23. If you arrive at your client’s home and you receive no answer, DO NOT go home. Call the agency and wait for instructions.

  24. DO NOT purchase any type of tobacco or alcoholic beverages for the client.

 

REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO DO ANY OF THE ABOVE FOR YOUR PATIENT. WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL THE NURSING DEPARTMENT AT PERSONAL-TOUCH HOME CARE OR YOUR COORDINATOR!