Nursing it is a concept linked to the Health and at sanitary system . It may be the profession that consists of care and care of sick and injured under clinical criteria ; the studies required to obtain said degree; dependence for the care of the sick; or the group of patients of a certain place or time
Assistant on the other hand it is that or what helps (which provides assistance, help or collaboration). The term is used to name the technical or administrative officer of subaltern category .
It is known as nursing assistant to person which has one technical degree in nursing care . The scope of this profession varies by country, since the concept is used to name various degrees of training.
In Spain For example, the nursing assistant is trained to feed and sanitize the sick or injured, analyze vital signs and provide medication orally or rectally.
In the same way, we must not forget that this professional is also trained to perform these other important actions for the patient's well-being:
• Make the beds of the sick, when necessary.
• Sort and classify everything that would be the lingerie material of the hospital.
• Receive and distribute food carts for people who are admitted to the hospital.
• Have in perfect state of cleanliness and order the materials of the cars that are used to undertake the cures.
• Transfer the communications, documentation and notifications required by their superiors.
In Spain, it must also be established that in order to obtain this degree, a medium-level Vocational Training (FP) cycle must be carried out. In it, students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in areas such as health documentation, cleaning of the material, dental or stomatological help techniques, basic nursing techniques, hygiene of the hospital environment, relationships in the Work team or administrative operations.
Thanks to this training, people who get the title of Nursing Assistant will have the possibility of finding a job in various spaces. Thus, they may exercise as such in home care, in nursing homes, in primary and community care centers within the health sector, in hospitals within the emergency area, in dental clinics or spas and thermal centers as well as in business departments social councils, among other options.
In Latin America , the auxiliary nurses they have a basic training in nursing and are able to perform cures or cleanings under the supervision of a superior.
Typically, the nursing assistant works as a team with nurses and doctors in hospitals, health centers or offices. He doctor It is he who makes the most important decisions and orders the nursing assistant what tasks to perform.
In this way, the doctor can examine a patient who is hospitalized and ask the nursing assistant to provide a certain antibiotic every twelve hours, for example.