Healthcare sector in India has been growing rapidly over the years, the sector is also experiencing an incremental demand for human resources across verticals; from doctors, nurses to allied health professionals and technicians. General Duty Assistants (GDA) assist in the basic care of patients under the direction of nurses, hospital staff and physicians. They provide professional care and supervision in protective and supportive health care environments for people who have complex care needs. GDAs typically work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, group homes, home support and community care.
The objective is to create a pool of trained workforce who can be employed by hospitals and healthcare facilities. People will have a chance to learn a skill and get a satisfactory job.
Role of basic health care provider.
Techniques to maintain hygiene needs of patient.
Practice infection control.
Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic healthcare services.
Promote safety, understand usage of protective devices and demonstrate precautions to be taken while usage of oxygen.
Demonstrate professional behaviour of a general duty assistant.
Demonstrate rights methods of waste disposal.
Demonstrate basic life support and other actions in the vent of medical and facility emergencies.
Able to communicate with other healthcare professionals.
Health Sector Skill Council, India offers General Duty Assistant (GDA) and Home Health Aide (HHA) which is equivalent to Personal Support Worker program offered by Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology,Toronto, Canada.