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What do Nurses Aides do?

Nurses aides turn and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores. Answer patients’ call signals. Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves. Observe patients’ conditions, measuring and recording food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff. Provide patient care by supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines.

Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed. Bathe, groom, shave, dress, and/or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination. Collect specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum. Prepare, serve, and collect food trays. Clean rooms and change linens. Transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.

Deliver messages, documents and specimens. Answer phones and direct visitors. Administer medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, and douches, as directed by a physician or nurse. Restrain patients if necessary. Maintain inventory by storing, preparing, sterilizing, and issuing supplies such as dressing packs and treatment trays. Explain medical instructions to patients and family members.

Perform clerical duties such as processing documents and scheduling appointments. Work as part of a medical team that examines and treats clinic outpatients. Set up equipment such as oxygen tents, portable x-ray machines, and overhead irrigation bottles.

Nursing Aides’ Salary

To get a certified nurses aide job, there is training involved that can last 12 weeks depending on the curriculum. Top nursing aides can expect to receive 35,000 a year in salary.

What do Meat, Poultry, Fish Cutters and Trimmers do?

Meat, Poultry, Fish Cutters and Trimmers prepare ready-to-heat foods by filleting meat or fish or cutting it into bite-sized pieces, preparing and adding vegetables or applying sauces or breading. Prepare sausages, luncheon meats, hot dogs, and other fabricated meat products, using meat trimmings and hamburger meat. Slaughter live animals, using stunning devices and knives. Use knives, cleavers, meat saws, bandsaws, or other equipment to perform meat cutting and trimming.

Clean, trim, slice, and section carcasses for future processing. Cut and trim meat to prepare for packing. Inspect meat products for defects, bruises or blemishes and remove them along with any excess fat. Obtain and distribute specified meat or carcass. Process primal parts into cuts that are ready for retail use. Produce hamburger meat and meat trimmings.

Remove parts, such as skin, feathers, scales or bones, from carcass. Separate meats and byproducts into specified containers and seal containers. Weigh meats and tag containers for weight and contents. Clean and salt hides.

What do Manicurists and Pedicurist do?

Manicurists and pedicurist apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brush. Attach paper forms to tips of customers’ fingers to support and shape artificial nails. Brush powder and solvent onto nails and paper forms to maintain nail appearance and to extend nails, then remove forms and shape and smooth nail edges using rotary abrasive wheel. Clean and sanitize tools and work environment.

Clean customers’ nails in soapy water, using swabs, files, and orange sticks. Polish nails, using powdered polish and buffer. Remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs. Roughen surfaces of fingernails, using abrasive wheel. Shape and smooth ends of nails, using scissors, files, and emery boards. Soften nail cuticles with water and oil, push back cuticles, using cuticle knife, and trim cuticles, using scissors or nippers.

Treat nails to repair or improve strength and resilience by wrapping, or provide treatment to nail biters. Whiten underside of nails with white paste or pencil. Advise clients on nail care and use of products and colors. Assess the condition of clients’ hands, remove dead skin from the hands and massage them. Decorate clients’ nails by piercing them or attaching ornaments or designs. Maintain supply inventories and records of client services. Promote and sell nail care products.Schedule client appointments and accept payments.

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