Spotlight on the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Advanced practice nurses who are certified as Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists (AG-ACNP/CNS) have earned a master’s in nursing with a concentration that allows them to manage patient care in acute settings. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute care nurse practitioners are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease conditions. Nurse practitioners who are certified as Clinical Nurse Specialists are also qualified to assume staff leadership positions and play an important role in improving critical care systems. Originally posted 2016-05-03 06:41:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Nurses and Their Impact on Oncology Care

Nurse dedicates her life to oncology Tami O’Brien has seen people survive and she’s seen people die. She’s held patients’ hands and watched parents scream and cry as their worst nightmares come true. As the director of oncology at Northfield Hospitals and Clinics, the Waseca resident shared some of her stories with a smile on her face, and at one moment, tears in her eyes. Not once in the more than 20 years she’s worked with cancer patients has she wondered if she chose the right path. “I never have days where I question why I do what I do,”

Some of The Best Medical Careers for Men in 2016

Badly Drawn Dad / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Exciting medical careers for men are many, although it may initially seem like they are limited to physician and nursing jobs. While some of these jobs could be physically requiring and require workers to be on call and work long hours, they represent opportunities for males looking for rewarding and rewarding careers. Being a nurse is one of the best medical careers for guys. This job has in the past been characterized as a career for females, but men are gradually overcoming the obstacles and realizing the benefits of working as a nurse.

What are the top 5 healthcare careers in 2016

The international healthcare industry offers a wide range of career opportunities for jobseekers. Considering diverse career possibilities, jobseekers should have a clear idea about which field of employment they want to enter. Before making a decision to take up an international job, candidates need to consider a number of things including international travel, employment and cost of living abroad among others. Language certification documentation is an important part of getting ready to occupy jobs internationally. Students who aspire to find international jobs should also participate in study abroad opportunities while completing their graduate or undergraduate in school. There are various

Different Types of Nurses – Choosing A Career

Nurses play a vital role in the health care industry. They provide basic care to patients and attend to patients’ needs and perform basic duties. Nursing is the most diverse of all the health care professions and nurses practice in a different and wide range of settings.

Types of Nurses:

Certified Nurse Assistant or CNA – they are known as nursing aide, or as Home Health Aides or HHAs. They work under a registered nurse’s supervision and assist patients in their daily tasks. Their main role is to closely observe their patient’s health status; reactions to medication and treatment and update their supervisor or the registered nurse. They work in hospitals but they can also be found in nursing homes, hospice facilities, private homes and adult living facilities.

Registered Nurse or RN – registered nurses are able to perform various duties including providing treatments, educating patients and family members about a patient’s medical condition and treatment, and they are able to provide them advice and emotional support. Registered nurses are degree or diploma holders and they can choose to further their career by acquiring advanced education in other specialties relating to particular conditions, area in the body or a certain type of patient such as children or an area in the hospital such as the Emergency Room or Operating Room. They are also in charge of directing or giving directions to licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants.

Public Health Nurse or PHN – they are registered nurses who specialize in the area of community health. They travel to patients’ homes, community centers and schools. They work with individuals and families to provide accessible medical solutions to health concerns in particular communities.

Licensed Practical Nurse or LPN – licensed practical nurses work in hospitals, private homes, clinics, and long term care facilities providing basic care to patients. Employment in the field requires completion of an approved and accredited practical nursing course and a clean criminal record. They are able to perform basic laboratory exams, administer injections, and they are responsible for monitoring their patient’s medical condition and reporting it to their supervisor or the registered nurse on duty. They also assist their patients in taking baths, eating, and even deliver assist in delivery of infants.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or CRNA – aside from the completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing, certified registered nurse anesthetists spent two to three years of formal education in their specialization and have been certified as nurse anesthetists. They provide care for patients whoa re about to be given anesthesia before they undergo a surgery, during the surgery and after the procedure.

Occupational Health Nurse – occupational health nurses are usually found in companies working as company nurse providing basic health care to employees and workers. They also assist in the preparation of paper works for employees requiring admission to hospitals and out patient services that is beyond the company’s clinic or medical facility. They can offer counseling and give advice on medical concerns, occupational hazards and safety issues concerning the industry they work for. Most of the time, they are part of the company’s payroll and are considered direct employees to the company.

 

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