Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: b | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Nursing Professionals Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Nursing Roles Provide direct patient care and coordinate care activities with other ancillary/allied health professionals based on physician orders and the patients plan of care Continuous patient assessment, monitoring, and planning of care Diagnostic tests and treatments Medication administration Patient and family education Emotional support 6
Slide notes:Nurses provide direct patient care and are responsible for coordinating patient care activities with other ancillary or allied health professionals based on physician orders and the patients plan of care. In the last decade, nursing assistants, medical assistants, or patient care associates have assumed much of the direct bedside patient care, such as obtaining vital signs and assisting patients with activities of daily living, such as eating, sleeping, and hygiene. These positions work under the supervision of nursing staff, freeing nurses to provide highly skilled care to more patients. Nursing duties include taking a medical history, starting and maintaining intravenous fluids, bedside laboratory testing, medication administration, wound care, and ongoing assessment and patient monitoring of physiological [ fiz - ee -uh- loj - i-kuhl ] parameters. Also, nurses have a prominent role in providing education and emotional support to patients and their families. 6