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Dr. Elisha Atkins
647 doctors shared insights

Nurses (Overview)

Nurses are a type of healthcare professional that can provide a variety of health services.


Dr. Elisha Atkins
647 doctors shared insights

Nurses (Overview)

Nurses are a type of healthcare professional that can provide a variety of health services.


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What is a nurse extern?

What is a nurse extern?

under supervsion: Nurse externships occur while a student is still in nursing school. They are meant to give the nursing student more clinical experience and confidence prior to graduation. Nurse externs work under the supervision of an experienced registered nurse serving as coach. Nurse externs may also have the opportunity to take nursing workshops and attend conferences during the extern period. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby nurse?

Why won't my baby nurse?

Many possibilities: There are physical baby issues, mom physical issues, social issues, environmental issues - many possible reasons why babies might have difficulty nursing. See your pediatrician and/or breastfeeding consultant asap. ...Read more

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How often should I nurse?

How often should I nurse?

Every 2-3 hours: If you just had your baby, you should plan to nurse at least every 2-3 hours, with a goal of about 8-12 feedings per 24 hrs. It is a good idea to keep track of your feedings in the first week of life. Once your milk supply comes in and your baby starts to take more milk at a time, the feeding frequency declines. This is something your pediatrician will be able to provide further guidance on. ...Read more

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What is a nurse practicioner?

What is a nurse practicioner?

Advance R Nurse: Is an advanced practice registered nurse who has completed graduate-level education (either a master of nursing or doctor of nursing practice degree) nurse practitioners treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. Nps can then diagnose certain diseases and provide appropriate treatment for the patients. ...Read more

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Why are nurses in such high demand?

Nurses: All doctors need nurses, to help out with patients, procedures, exams, scheduling, monitoring, and many other duties, especially in institutions and busy practices. ...Read more

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What can nurse practitioner do?

What can nurse practitioner do?

Provide some care: A nurse practitioner (np) is usually a registered nurse (rn) who has additional training and experience in taking are of certain simpler medical problems and diseases, under the supervision of a physician. What a nurse practitioner can do depends on what the supervising doctor is comfortable allowing him or her to do. There are usually state laws that limit what np's are allowed to do. ...Read more

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What can nurse practitioners do?

What can nurse practitioners do?

Depends on state law: The scope of practice for arnp's depends on the state where they practice, and they generally have to work in coordination with an md. Here in washington state, they are under the purview of the nursing board, not the medical board so that provides a degree of flexibility. I work with several very talented nurse practitioners and they fill a valuable role. ...Read more

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How can the nurse assess for dvts?

How can the nurse assess for dvts?

Needs imaging: Although for the diagnosis of DVT there is always the need of an imaging study such as a venous ultrasound a health care professional such as a nurse can identify a patient at high risk for DVT. A properly trained nurse can use a pretest probability scoring tool (Wells Score System) to aid in the diagnosis of DVT; however this score is mostly used by physicians. ...Read more

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