Expanded role of nurses

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  • 1.  Expanded role of nursing means engagement of nurse role within the boundaries of nurse.  It is the responsibility assumed by a nurse within field of practice autonomy.
  • 2. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (APN)  generally the most independent functioning nurse.  Has a master’s degree in nursing, advanced education in pharmacology and physical assessment, and certification and expertise in specialized area of practice. CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST  Nursing expertise in a specialized area of practice (medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric and mental health nursing, pediatric nursing, community health nursing, gerontogic nursing).
  • 3. GENERALIST NURSE ANESTHETIST NURSE MIDWIFE NURSE PRACTITIONER  Role of the nurse practitioner is an extension of the nurses basic care giving role. Acute Care Practitioner Adult Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner Women’s Health Practitioner Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • 4. NURSING ADMINISTRATOR  Manages client care and the delivery of specific nursing services within a health care agency.  Begins with positions such as the charge nurse or assistant nurse manager, then nurse manager of a specific patient care area. NURSE RESEARCHER  Investigates problems to improve nursing care and to further define and expand the scope of nursing practice.  May be employed in an academic setting, hospital, or independent professional or community service agency.
  • 5. SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE  Goal – Superior educational success by enhancing health. Functions:  Direct caregiver  Case finder  Consultant  Counselor  Health Educator  Researrcher
  • 6. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE  Specialty practice that provides for and delivery of health and safety programs and services to workers, worker population and community groups. Function:  Promotion and restoration of health  Prevention of illness and injury and  Protection from work related and environmental hazards.
  • 7. PARISH NURSE   The role that gathers in churches, cathedrals, temples, mosques, and acknowledge common faith traditions. Respond to health an wellness needs within the context of populations of faith community. Functions:  Provider of spiritual care  Health Counselor  Health Advocate  Health Educator  Facilitator of Support Groups  Trainer or Volunteers  Liaison to community resources and referral agent.
  • 8. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE  A registered nurse with special training community health. Function:  Health Advocate  Care Manager  Referral Resource  Health Educator  Direct Primary Caregivers  Communicable Disease Control  Disaster Preparedness
  • 9. PRIVATE DUTY NURSE  A registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse who provide nursing services to patients at home or any other setting in accordance with physician orders. HOME CARE NURSE  A nurse who provides periodic care to patients within their home environment as ordered by the physician. Function:  Health Maintenance  Education  Illness Prevention  Diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Palliation and rehabilitation.
  • 10. HOSPICE NURSE  Is one who provides a family centered care and allows clients to live and remain at homes with comfort, independence and dignity, while alleviating the strains caused by terminal phase i.e. at the time of death. Function:  Pain & symptom control.  Spiritual Care  Home Care and impatient Care  Family Conferences  Co-ordination of Care  Bereavement Care
  • 11. REHABILITATION NURSE  A nurse who specializes in assisting persons with disabilities and chronic illness to attain optimal function, health and adapt to an altered life style. NURSE EPIDEMIOLOGIST (INFECTION CONTROL NURSE)  Monitors standards and procedures for the control and prevention of infectious diseases and other conditions of public health significance including nosocomial infections.
  • 12. Function:  Conducts epidemiologic investigations  Provides education (communicable diseases).  Provides ongoing in-service training  Recommendations on isolated infection  Conducts study to determine risk fators leading to infection  Conducts surveillance of infecion outbreaks.
  • 13. MILITARY NURSE  One who provides care to military personnnel and their families. AEROSPACE NURSE  A nurse who provides comprehensive nursing care for all types patients during aero medical evacuation and airlift flight. TELE NURSE  One who carries out telephonic communications with the patient. Function:  Patient’s questions regarding his or her family member’s medical care or treatment.
  • 14. DISASTER NURSING  Defined as the adaptation of professional nursing skills in recognizing and meeting the nursing, physical, emotional and social needs resulting from a disaster. FORENSIC NURSE  One who is suspected to be acquainted with the basics of forensic medicine so as to handle and preserve the evidentiary materials. PEACE NURSE CORPS  A nurse who performs variety of nursing activities, including immunization, periodic health evaluation and preventive treatmnents.
  • 15. Function:  Prevention and health education  Plan, coordinate and provide health education to Volunteers.  Provide preventive health services including immunization, periodic health evaluations and preventive treatmens. PRISON NURSE  Registered nurse who works in a prison.  Can either be employed directly by prison service or can work in the other areas and spend part of their working week in the prison health care.
  • 16. Functions:  Delivers high quality treatment and care within a custodial setting, while maintaining a secure and safe environment.  Improves health behavior, mental health of prisoners which have a significant impact on preventing re-offending.