THE CHANGING ROLE OF ADVANCEDPRACTICE NURSEShttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXI4nkaKy6A
More patient-centered hospitalsImproved quality of careMore front-line care providersOverall better health for patientsFewer returns for more treatmentsCutting cost for patients and hospitalsBENEFITS
Nurses check on patients afterappointmentsThey provide anything that patients needsMessengers between patient andphysiciansHave personal relationships with patientsDiscusses about medications and sideeffectsCan answer questions and addressconcernsNURSES’ ROLE
However, doctors and physicians have moreschoolingDoctors lead team of care providersNurse Practitioners(NPs) can also leadcare-delivery teamsThey had the appropriate educationthey currently are handling moreresponsibilitiesThey have the trainingBUT WHAT ABOUT DOCTORS?
Can give care without doctors overseeingNPs serve as primary care providersCan Diagnose illnesses and prescribemedicationsRegistered Nurse First Assist Program.They help doctors during surgeries.NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ REGISTEREDNURSE FIRST ASSIST PROGRAM
A call for bachelor degreesExtra 2-3 years of schoolingAttend medical school to be doctorsComplete two years of classroominstructionTwo years in clinical rotationsThree years of family practice residencyEDUCATION
Obamacare will bring influx of patientsNurses can handle any newresponsibilitiesExamples:Nurse PractitionersRegistered Nurse FirstAssist ProgramPatients will benefit fromthe changeCONCLUSION