What Is A Nurse Practitioner

July 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Nurse Practitioner (NP), Types of Nurses

It is a nurse who has a complete advance education in nursing, mainly a master’s degree, but also training to use the medications properly for different causes, when nurses are finished classes they should be able to provide a range of health care services. NP work in different places at different times some in the emergency room, others helping clients move around but they all have the same job. In the US the position of your work in whatever state you study and practice in.

Pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health, psychiatry and acute care are just some of the places where a Nurse Practitioner can be trained. Nurses work in a lot of different categories and here are some of them: acute and chronic physical exams, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients, within their scope of practice. An NP takes care of the patient through out his or her hospital stay and alert a doctor if anything out of the ordinary happens.

The nurse mainly offers individual care for every client, so that they may know everything that is going on with them. Nurse Practitioner’s focus on each patient while examining them to see what effect their sickness might have on the rest of their family. These nurses handle a lot of the treatments given to hospital clients, as they review the client’s illness they find out what kind of medicine they need to treat it and also if it can spread.

As Nurse Practitioners review the client the doctor prepares for the worst case scenario like if the client is in a bad condition and has to take surgery. Some nurses also take x-rays because the doctors trained them to do so personally. Although nurse practitioners do all of these different things the main job they have s the take care of each client personally.

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