Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. keannu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226
    #1

    the night shift attendants

    This is what happend in the hospital. By "attendants", do you mean "nurse" or "caregiver for the sick"? The translation is "nurse", but I'm not sure.

    go1-7
    ex)Since the disease was thought to be highly infectious, they put me in a room with critically ill men. People died onadailybasis, and their bodies just lay there until the night shift attendants took them away..

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: the night shift attendants

    It's difficult to tell. They could just be porters of some sort.

  3. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #3

    Re: the night shift attendants

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This is what happend in the hospital. By "attendants", do you mean "nurse" or "caregiver for the sick"? The translation is "nurse", but I'm not sure.

    go1-7
    ex)Since the disease was thought to be highly infectious, they put me in a room with critically ill men. People died onadailybasis, and their bodies just lay there until the night shift attendants took them away..
    No an attendant is not a nurse, see here: Hospital Attendant job and career information
    In the UK they are called "orderlies".

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Slovak
      • Home Country:
      • Slovak Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Netherlands

    • Join Date: May 2012
    • Posts: 23
    #4

    Re: the night shift attendants

    I think the "attendants" refers to the staff who are not medically trained, something like "technicians" not "nurses".

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,830
    #5

    Re: the night shift attendants

    In the UK, the bodies of the deceased are moved from the ward (or the corridor!) to the morgue by Hospital Attendants, otherwise known as orderlies or porters.

    Those people have other tasks in the hospital such as moving beds from one ward to another, transporting patients in their beds or wheelchairs from the ward to other parts of the hospital to undergo certain tests etc. As far as I know, they must all have basic First Aid training and know CPR etc in case the patient they are transporting is suddenly taken ill while in the porter's charge (for example, while in a lift/elevator with no medical staff present).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] the night shift
    By Ashiuhto in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Apr-2011, 05:06
  2. day or night shift?
    By namloan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2011, 19:12
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Jul-2010, 21:16
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2009, 22:56
  5. Lady Attendants
    By Caorthine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2007, 21:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •