NEED OF GDA
IN CURRENT SCENARIO
• Increased need in the healthcare centres for qualified
assistants to the under-staffed and over-worked nurses
in all health care settings.
• In order to attend the daily living and personal hygiene
requirements of patients in order to make patients more
• To maintain the clinical facility
• To create an atmosphere conducive to the treatment and
comfort of patients.
WHAT IS GDA?
• GDA stands for General Duty Assistant.
• GDA, is also known as ‘Nursing Care Assistant’, ‘Nursing
Assistant’, ‘Nursing Aides’, ‘Beside Assistants’ or
‘Orderlies’ when working in a hospital environment.
• It is the profile that basically requires individual to work in
collaboration with doctors and nurses.
ROLE OF GDA
• Taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and pulse
• Changing surgical dressings/bandages
• Assist patients in and out of bed
• Bathe, dress, undress and otherwise assist with patients' hygiene
• Feeding patients and helping them exercise
• Help maintain a clean, comfortable environment
• Change linens and sheets
• When working in a home based environment, they also provide
additional routine housekeeping services including purchasing food,
and preparing and serving special diets to patients.
Work in Process
Final Assessment &
Handing out interim
community via NGO
special sessions on
maternal health &
for parents & care
givers to ensure
With emphasis on
diet for the family,
hygiene & family
JSDC’S ROLE FOR GDA
• Setting up community laboratory
• Mobilizing the batch
• Tie-up with hospitals for training and placements
• Recruitment and orientation session
• Technical training as General Duty Attendant/ Patient Care Assistant
• Special Life Skill, behaviour training and grooming sessions
• Parental/family counselling for prevention of dropouts
• Overall monitoring
• Internal Examination-prep for final assessment
• Assessment and Certification