General Duty Assistant

Overview and course outline

General Duty Assistant


The role of a GDA also known as “nursing aide”, “nursing assistant”, “orderlies”, “ward assistant” involves assisting the nurses and doctors to deliver quality healthcare to the patient through supporting nursing care, ensuring patient safety, health needs, comfort and hygiene. GDAs also help in homecare for both adults and children ensuring comfort, safety, health needs and personal hygiene.

Course Outline for General Duty Assistant

• Discuss & verbalize the role of a basic healthcare provider

• Demonstrate techniques to maintain the personal hygiene needs of a patient

• Practice infection control measures

• 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 behavior, personal qualities and characteristics of a General Duty Assistant

• Demonstrate right methods of bio medical waste management

• Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies

• Demonstrate good communication, communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of General Duty Assistant and demonstrate professional appearance and demeanor.

Minimum Educational Qualification: SS3

Vocational Training Centers:

Certa Support , 18B Oladipo Bateye Road GRA Ikeja Lagos