What a Grand-Aide does and does not do
- There is no assessment
by the Grand-Aide and no delegation of decision-making. Grand-Aides DO NOT make decisions and DO NOT practice medicine.
- The Grand-Aide is supervised
directly by the nurse before every phone call is completed.
- Every home visit
connects the patient and the nurse on telephone or video.
- The Grand-Aide asks yes/no
questions and transmits them verbatim to the nurse.
- The Grand-Aide observes,
records and reports, and reinforces only what the nurse told the
patient to do.
- At no time is the Grand-Aide
involved in suggesting or dispensing prescription medication
- The nurse involves the
physician in the same way as current practice.