Basic Functions of the Hospital
· Diagnostic Services
· Curative care
· Emergency Care
· Critical Care Services
· Rehabilitative Services
· Preventive Services
· Health Promotion
· Education and Training
Basic Human needs are needs all persons have. However individuals meet these needs in different ways. Most residents in long term facilities will need some assistance to meet their basic needs.
· Elevate Head end of the bed for resident with breathing problems.
· Position in bed and chairs to allow lung expansion.
· Assist resident to ambulate.
· Making meal time as pleasant as possible.
· Assist resident to eat, feed resident when possible.
· Provide nutritional food according to their body condition.
· Offer fluids frequently.
· Keep water containers within reach.
· Keep water fresh, other liquids at correct temperatures.
· Assist resident in toileting needs.
· Provide privacy.
· Assist in preparation for sleep.
· Recognize changes in patterns for sleep.
· Encourage range of motion in activities of daily living.
· Ambulate, transfer and move properly
· Encourage activity
· To feel love
· To be loved and give love
· To be treated with respect & dignity
· To feel that their self-esteem is protected
· Remember that each patient has a right to believe in any faith system or to deny the existence of any beliefs
· Listen to a patient’s thoughts and keep them confidential
· Give the patient an opportunity to talk; assure the patient that you will not share the information with others
· Explain the need for procedures and assist if help is needed
· Respect the patient’s right to privacy at all times
· Fulfilling one’s social needs makes one feel good and increases the self-esteem
· Interactions with others and give opportunities for free personal expression