Over the time, the role of nurse practitioners in the healthcare sector has been changed and are now regarded as advanced nurse practitioners. They can now work independently without physician supervision and collaboration. They can either work in hospitals or can even practice medicine privately in their own space. The change has been raised owing to the shortage of physicians in the healthcare sector.
These are basically registered nurse practitioners who, along with their clinical experience are also known for having specialized knowledge in the field of science. Apart from being provided all the bedside care to patients, advanced nurse practitioners are equipped with the knowledge of medical science which increases their responsibilities at work. These includes –
- Collect health history and perform a physical exam of the patients.
- Undertakes physical and mental assessment of patients even with complex multiple healthcare needs.
- Perform medical tests and conduct related procedures
- Interpret the results of multiple different assessments and investigations in order to make a diagnosis, and plan and deliver care.
- Translate the problem or medical system from complex medical to simple terms to patient and their family members. answer questions about health problems to the patient and their family members
- Assist in the management of acute and chronic illnesses
- Impart knowledge to the families about the effects of illness on a body and healthy living.
- Inform patients about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices
- Advanced nurse practitioners also write prescriptions and refer other medical tests
- Educate patients and families on how to recover from the problem