Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: b | Slide: 8
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:Specific Nursing Roles in Other Provider Settings Ambulatory care facilities Similar to hospital-based units Home health, hospice, patients medical home Medication administration, wound care, postoperative care, physical therapy Long-term care, nursing homes Provides constant care and assistance with activities of daily living Public health clinics Focus on population health with health promotion and disease prevention 8
Slide notes:Nurses serve a critical role in providing patient care not only in hospital settings but also in many other types of provider settings, such as physician offices, outpatient clinics, clients homes, and more. Nurses may choose to further their education with specialized training and/or certification for working in a non-hospital setting. A few examples of these other setting types include the following: Ambulatory care facilities such as walk-in (general care) clinics, outpatient surgery clinics, urgent care centers: Nursing roles are similar to those of their hospital counterparts. The main difference is that the patient is at the facility for a very short duration and will not stay overnight. Home health, hospice, patients medical home: Nurses provide care through daily or frequent visits to the patients home. Activities include medication administration, wound care, postoperative care, and physical therapy. Long-term care, nursing homes: Nurses provide care and/or assist the patient with routine activities of daily living. Public health clinics, community health facilities: The public health nurse provides screenings, disease surveillance, health promotion, and education. 8