# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781491977

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist a client in following a physician’s orders regarding medications and treatments.

Definition

Assistance should include following guidelines and the client care plan for
  • taking medications according to printed instructions
  • obtaining specimens for laboratory tests
  • applying anti-embolic hose
  • applying dry sterile dressing to wound
  • providing hot/cold treatments
  • performing chest percussion
  • assisting with coughing and deep breathing
  • providing ostomy care
  • administering oxygen.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What may a home health aide do and not do when assisting a client with taking medications? Why?
  • Why is it essential to follow a physician's orders regarding medications and treatments?
  • What might be the consequences of not following a physician's orders regarding medications and treatments?
  • What precautions are necessary for hot/cold treatments?
  • What precautions are necessary when administering oxygen?

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