Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 5
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:What Do Nurses Do? Continued Educate patients and families on disease management, care activities, and health issues Educate public on health issues Advise organizations on health issues Conduct research on health care topics 5
Slide notes:Teaching and patient education is also an important part of the job for many nurses. Because nurses have a lot of contact with patients and their families, they often educate patients and their families on ways to manage a health problem, such as diabetes. Some nurses teach health and wellness topics, such as how to avoid heart disease, to the public. Nurses with more advanced training can advise health care organizations about patient care or other health topics. Nurses play a role in the overall management of a patients care. Often, many different people provide health care services to one patient. The nurse may function as the coordinator of care. In addition, a nurse may serve in a management role, providing oversight of a nursing department or a nursing unit. In this role, the nurse manages the additional nursing staff and nursing aides who care for the patients. Finally, nurses can assist in conducting research on health care and on health topics in many roles. 5