Patient Observer II
North Country Hospital | Newport, VT
Statement of Purpose
Patient observer provides continuous one-to-one observation for patients who demonstrate an impaired ability to understand or follow directions, or appreciate the potential for self-harm as a consequence of his/her actions. Patient observers are responsible for observing the patient and maintaining a safe environment. RN's may request a patient observer based on educational background and licensure, to provide assistance to the patient for self care needs and ambulation. The patient observer is under direct supervision of the attending nurse, Charge Nurse or delegate.