Are you a caring and compassionate person? Are at your happiest when helping people? You should become a Nurse…
Nurses make up the largest group of staff in the NHS, and are an essential part of the healthcare system. It is their job to help assist patients, and provide everything from initial assessments and basic treatment through to administering intravenous medications, dealing with accidents and emergencies and assisting in the operating theatre.
Nurses can choose to specialise in Adult Nursing, Paediatrics, Mental Health Nursing, Learning & Disability Nursing, and a whole host of other disciplines, with each requiring dedicated training and qualifications.
Although day-to-day responsibilities may vary, typical duties for a Nurse may include:
- Listening to the patients requirements and conducting assessments
- Consulting with Doctors to decide the best course of care
- Monitoring patients progress, and applying dressings, administering medication and cleaning and dressing wounds
- Advising users and their families about potential therapies or self-treatment they need to maintain
- Arranging any follow-up treatment or check-ups once a patient is discharged