Nursing

Mara Bedell, Genesis Project

What is Nursing?

  • Profession within the health care sector
  • Centered on the care of individuals and families
  • Protection of injury or illness & alleviation of suffering

Nurse Responsibilities

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
  • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.

Goals

  1. To monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity, I hope to achieve this goal by assisting the nurse with keeping a written/typed record.
  2. To prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments, I hope to achieve this goal by following the instructions of whoever I am assisting and by keeping a written record of the nurses notes/observations.
  3. To prepare rooms, sterilize instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained, I hope to achieve this goal by asking the nurses or doctors about supplies are needed and what rooms I should prepare before examinations or treatments take place.