Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Ambulatory Care Nursing Ambulatory care nurses Treat and educate patients about non-urgent problems Focus on health promotion Might treat patients via telecommunications Work in public and community health centers, doctors offices, diagnostic centers, the military 6
Slide notes:Ambulatory [ am -byoo-luh-torr-ree] care nurses care for patients with non-urgent problems, usually over multiple visits. They treat and educate patients about a wide range of medical problems, with the goal of improving the patients long-term health. Many ambulatory care nurses also use telecommunications tools to provide long-distance care, monitoring, and medical advice. Because they focus on health promotion, many ambulatory care nurses work in public health settings, occupational health settings, or community health clinics. Ambulatory care nurses also work in doctors offices, diagnostic centers, and in the military. 6