Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals rely on Certified Patient Care Assistants (CPCAs) to assist with critical day-to-day care patients require. CPCAs provide hands-on assistance to serve patients’ basic needs, as well as work alongside other healthcare professionals. Needs vary from patient to patient, making it vital that the CPCA has a diverse range of knowledge and skills to provide basic care. CPCAs perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Provide basic patient care – bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc.
- Acquire, distribute & administer patient care supplies
- Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms
- Check vital signs
- Accommodate the special needs of patients accordingly
- Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death.
Cullman Regional’s Certified Patient Care Assistants provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to our patients. For more information about Cullman Regional or the services available, click here.