Caregiver (Adapted)

Recipients of the Caregiver (Adapted) Digital Badge Credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1: Germ-Free Environment

1.     Gather materials you need.
2.     Put on the hospital gown.
3.     Stand in front of sink.
4.     Turn on warm water. Put your hands in sink. Keep hands lower than elbows so water drips down.
5.     Wet hands and use soap.
6.     Wash palms and back of hand. Count to 10 as you scrub.
7.     Clean around your soapy nails with the brush.
8.     Clean under your nails with the fingernail file.
9.     Rub soapy fingers together while you count to 10.
10.  Rinse hands well. Keep hands lower than elbows so water drips into sink.
11.  Dry hands well. Use clean paper towels for drying hands.
12.  Use a paper towel to turn the water off.
13.  Have your teacher check your work.
14.  Clean up your work area.

Activity 2A: Taking a Temperature

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Put on the hospital gown.
3.     Wash your hands so you are germ free.
4.     Say hello to your patient volunteer and ask them to sit down.
5.     Put a tip cover on the end of the thermometer.  Turn on the thermometer.
6.     Tell your patient to open his mouth.
7.     Place thermometer under the tongue, and have patient close mouth.
8.     When thermometer beeps, remove from patient’s mouth and read numbers.
9.     Write the temperature on the TPR form.
10.  Have your teacher check your work.
11.  Take the tip cover off the thermometer. Throw it away.
12.  Wash the thermometer with soap, cotton balls, and water. Wash your hands.
13.  Put your materials away.

Activity 2B:  Checking Pulse

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Put on the hospital gown.
3.     Wash your hands so you are germ free.
4.     Say hello to your patient volunteer and tell him (or her) to sit down.
5.     Rest patient’s arm on his (or her) knee.
6.     Place the tips of your first two fingers on the inside of the wrist just below the thumb.
7.     Press the fingers until you feel the heartbeat or the pulse.
8.     Use the watch and count the pulse for 1 minute or 60 seconds.
9.     Record the pulse rate on the TPR form.
10.   Have your teacher check your work.
11.   Put your materials away.
12.   Wash your hands

Activity 3A: Counting Respirations

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Put on the hospital gown.
3.     Wash your hands so you are germ free.
4.     Say hello to your patient volunteer and ask them to sit down.
5.     Watch the patient’s chest go up and down for 1 respiration.
6.     Use the watch to count the respirations for 1 minute.
7.     Write the number of respirations on the TPR form
8.     Have your teacher check your work.
9.     Put your materials away.

Activity 3B:  Taking Blood Pressure

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Listen to the CD of the heartbeat.
3.     Put on the hospital gown.
4.     Wash your hands so you are germ free.
5.     Say hello to your patient volunteer and ask them to sit down.
6.     Get the stethoscope.
7.     Use the stethoscope to listen to your patient’s heartbeat.
8.     Get the blood pressure cuff. Flatten it out.
9.     Wrap the blood pressure cuff around upper arm, not too tightly.
10.   Ask your teacher to check your work.
11.   Put your materials away.
12.   Wash your hands.

Activity 4: Managing Medications

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Wash your hands.
3.     Get the pill organizer.
4.     Get the colored objects that you will be using as pretend medication. Sort objects onto Activity Sheet 4.
5.     Open all the sections that say MORN.
6.     Place 1 medication 1 into each open section.
7.     Close the covers of each section.
8.     Open all the sections that say NOON.
9.     Place 1 medication 2 into each open section.
10.  Close the covers of each section.
11.  Open all the sections that say EVE.
12.  Place 1 medication 3 into each open section.
13.  Close the covers of each section.
14.  Open all the sections that say BED.
15.  Place 1 medication 4 into each open section.
16.  Close the covers of each section.
17.  Have your teacher check your work.
18.  Put your materials away.

Activity  5: Get Acquainted

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Put the Interest Inventory on the clipboard.
3.     Ask your patient to sit down.
4.     Sit down near your patient and ask them question 1.
5.     Draw a circle around the answer on the Interest Inventory.
6.     Now ask the patient question 2 and circle their answer on the form.
7.     Keep asking the questions and circling the answers until the form is complete.
8.     Ask your teacher to check your work.

Activity 6: Making Choices

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Put the Activity Preference sheet on the clipboard.
3.     Sit down with your volunteer. Look at the choices next to number 1.  Ask your volunteer which they like best.
4.     Circle the activity next to the one that your volunteer chose.
5.     Now show your volunteer the choices for number 2.  Mark the volunteer’s choice.
6.     Ask your volunteer to make a choice for each number on the Activity Preference sheet.
7.     When you are finished, give the sheet to your teacher.

Activity 7: Scheduling

1.     Gather all materials.
2.     Find the Activity Preference Sheet from Activity 6.
3.     Cut out the activity selected by your volunteer for number 1.
4.     Glue the activity square onto the number 1 on the Daily Schedule form.
5.     Continue cutting and gluing the activities chosen for each number onto the Daily Schedule Form.
6.     Have your teacher check your work.
7.     Put your materials away.

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