Family and General Practitioners
– Family and general practitioners help people from the day they were born to the day they die. They are trusted, generous people who want to help people because it is the right thing to do. Also, they are a patient’s main doctor. They give the patients yearly checkups, diagnose diseases and also refer patients to specialists to get more information. Family and general practitioners are always learning about new diseases and new ways to help people. They are always expanding their knowledge and reaching out to other people so they can understand what is going on with diseases in their body as well….
Nurse Practitioner Role in Caring for Patients with SLE
– Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems (Weinstein, 2011). It is characterized by a stable disease process with episodes of active disease flare-ups. (Daleboudt, Berger, Broadbent & Kaptein, 2011). SLE primary affects women of childbearing age and it has been hypothesized that this is due to circulating estrogen levels (Bernknopf, Rowley, & Bailey, 2011). Diagnosis of SLE and organ involvement is made through laboratory testing….
A Career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
– … Because of the affordable coverage, more people then requested the need to have primary care, and because there were not enough doctors to go around to everyone that could afford the care, the nurses felt that they could take on the important responsibility. The training program for the nurse practitioners, developed by Nurse Loretta Ford and Doctor Henry Silver, was based on the well being of children and their families. The growing interest for primary care, according to Ford, was one of the reasons for the creation of Nurse Practitioners.(O’Brien) Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are much like Pediatricians they care for children from infancy to young adulthood, except Practitioners are…
The Path to Becoming a Nurse Practitioner
– … A few health care settings that NPs work in include cardiology, emergency, family practice, geriatrics, neonatology, nephrology, oncology, pediatrics, primary care, school health, and women’s health. Within these settings, the NP may work in clinics without doctor supervision or they can work together with doctors to form a joint health care team. As far as licensure, registration, and certification, NPs are regulated at two different levels. Licensure is completed through a process that takes place within each states laws….
The Role of the Assistant Practitioner
– … As they were often expected to work as an HCA for one shift then step up to the role of AP the next. There was conflict with RN’s over roles that had historically been their responsibility and that they felt were inappropriate the AP. Such as catheterisation; IV cannulation; wound care and handover at shift changes. In Spilsbury et al. (2010) findings, this led to some RN’s to voice concerns that the situation was taking a step backwards to the old two tier level of nursing with State Enrolled Nurses….