Friday, July 07, 2017

Communication Tips for Health Care Aides

 

Health Care Aides play an essential role in health care, and the ability to communicate effectively about patient care is essential for the well-being of their patients. Having good communication skills can greatly improve a patients quality of life and the lives of their families.

Here are communication tips for working as a Health Care Aide:

Listen Intently
Listen carefully to your supervisors, clients, and your client's family. Accumulating as much information as you can will ensure you make the best decisions for your clients.
Ask Questions
If you are ever curious or unsure about anything, ask. This can prevent mistakes and help you better understand your client and all of the duties and expectations placed on you.

Speak Up
Your clients depend on you to be able to communicate vital information to them, their family, and their other health care practitioners. It is your duty to make sure everyone has the information they need.

Process Information
When you are given information about a client or their medical situation, think about how it fits into the bigger picture about their care and how it may affect other aspects of their care.

If you would like to learn more about the Health Care Aide or Health Care Aide Challenge programs at Robertson College, contact us and we will be happy to help you reach your career goals.

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