nurse's aide


Definition of nurse's aide 

: a worker who assists trained nurses in a hospital by performing unspecialized services (such as giving baths)

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That year, Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse's aide who contracted the virus while caring for Ebola patients in Spain, was treated with an IV drip of antibodies from an Ebola survivor as well as favipiravir. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Ebola outbreak 2018: What's different this time?," 29 May 2018 However, Gilmore's attorney, Aaron Michel of Charlotte, said his client is the mother of five children who as worked as a registered nurse's aide since 2007. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "'Godfather' ran Bloods' gang from prison, Feds say. Now he's on trial in Charlotte. | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 There have been several cases nationally dating back to the 1980s of nurses or nurse's aides who have been charged with killing patients. CBS News, "Texas nurse charged with murder allegedly injected air into patients' bloodstreams," 12 Apr. 2018 Some researchers have said understaffing has forced nurse's aides and nurses to handle more dangerous lifting. John Caniglia & Jo Ellen Corrigan,, "Share your experiences of working in a nursing home: Calling All Readers," 29 Dec. 2017 The resident's care plan required staff to use a gait belt when assisting with transfers, but two nurse's aides failed to use the belt on June 4, DPH said. Cara Rosner,, "Eight Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care," 11 Sep. 2017 Tomlin also reminisced about her father, who worked at a factory, and her mother, who was a nurse's aide. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin bring the fight for living wage to Detroit and Ann Arbor," 14 Sep. 2017 On May 9, the resident went to the hospital after a nurse's aide found an empty bottle of cough syrup and half a bottle of liquid iron supplements in the resident's nightstand drawer, according to the citation. Cara Rosner,, "Eight Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care," 11 Sep. 2017

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nurse's aide

: a person whose job is to help nurses to take care of patients

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Medical Definition of nurse's aide 

: a person who assists nurses in a hospital by performing general services (as making beds, giving baths, or taking vital signs)

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