nurse's aide


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nurse's aide

(nûr′sĭz)
n. pl. nurses' aides
A person who assists nurses at a hospital or other medical facility with basic tasks, such as bathing and dressing patients.

nurse's aide

, nurse aide,

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An individual who assists nurses by performing the patient-care procedures that do not require special technical training, such as feeding and bathing patients.
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the health and hospital worker's union, and CUNY for an educational center that will allow maintenance workers from 1199 to become trained nurses and nurse's aides. The 52,000-SF center will feature a 10,000-foot day care center.
The OIG will examine whether nurse's aides complete a training and competency evaluation program within four months of employment, unless the individual has been deemed competent, as required under OBRA.
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