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Nurse Information

Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have acquired the formal education, extended knowledge base and clinical skills beyond the registered nurse level to practice in an advanced nursing role. A Nurse Practitioner can examine a patient and establish a medical diagnosis by client history, physical examination, and prescribe treatment

 

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as contraception, cervical screening (smears), travel health advice and immunisation, child immunisation, wound management and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as Asthma, COPD and Diabetes

 

Healthcare Assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood), blood pressure measurement, new patient checks, ECGs. Weight Management and assisting with minor surgical procedures are also part of a Health Care Assistants role. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor’s requests



 
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