You will do the physical initial check-up of the patient, note the vitals and medical history before them to the doctor.
As the link between the doctor and the patient, you would have to relay any information that the patient wants to tell the doctor.
Besides, attending the medical need of the patients, you will also be required them with the emotional support.
You will make note of all the symptoms or changes seen in the patient on a regular basis and inform the doctor as and when required.
You will keep a check on the inventory and place orders for medicines, equipment and other material whenever required.
You will have to ensure that the patient or the OT rooms are absolutely clean and maintained well.
You will need to be familiar with all the departments that are there in the specific hospital you are working at. Not all hospitals will have all departments. You need to know what is available in-house and what will need to be referred to outside. The key is to adapt to the facilities and surroundings of your workplace.
Problem-solving should be second nature to you as a nurse since you will constantly multi-task and be faced with several problems at a time. For – instance, you should be adept in handling various hospital equipment used in the ICU,OT, and wards , such as ICU monitors, oxygen supply, Intravenous Injections, Invasive and non-invasive Ventilators, BIPAP machines, etc. so that you know exactly which equipment to use in a situation of emergency.
You will need to communicate information, queries, and problems to and fro all the time. You will hence have to be patient and very clear when it comes to communicating with the doctor or the patient.
Often, you will be noting the medical history of the problems, writing a summary of their medical condition during stay at the hospital and maintaining a record of their health condition during the treatment. This will need to have sound writing skills- technical and all – encompassing.
Working in the medical profession can be daunting task especially when there are emergencies and epidemics. Hence, as a nurse you should be able to work under pressure and also devote long hours.
Given the nature of the job, nurses deal with human lives and giving medical care. It is crucial that you are completely focused on the task at hand and look into every minute detail with great care.
If a patient is being treated for an illness, or recovering from an illness, or requires palliative care, or end – of – life care ta home, they requiring 24 hour nuring support, which cannot be handled by the family members. In such cases, full – time or part- time nurses are employed by the family to take care of the patient until the patient recovers.
A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision on a long- term basis. Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Such facilities offer help with custodial care – like bathing, getting dressed, and eating – as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes monitoring and treatments.
The primary role of community health nurses is to provide treatment to patients. Additionally, community health nurses offer education to the community members about maintaining their health so that they can decrease the occurrence of disease and deaths. This could be through education sessions, give out information brochures, conduct health screening, dispense medications and administer immunizations.
Nurses are employed in military hospitals or clinics where the patients are primarily the injured or sick military personnel. Such nurses have to be appropriately qualified and are employed and trained by the Defence Organization and are not general nurses.
At the entry- level position, you can expect to earn around INR 1, 30,000 annually in India.
As a senior staff nurse, you could draw around INR 3, 80,000 annually in India.
A nursing superintendent or nursing director In India can get INR 12, 00, 000 annually.
A CNO may receive a salary of around INR 36,00,000 per annum in India