A nurse practitioner is an advanced registered nurse who has completed advanced education generally a master’s degree and advanced training in the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services they provide some of the major health care services to the patients and maintain close working relationships with medical service providing team and work to serve as a patient’s regular health care provider.
Nurse practitioners see patients of all age groups and the field provides individualised care by focusing on patients’ conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families, prevention and wellness, write prescriptions and provide required treatments and first aid information to the patients about their health care and encouraging them to participate in decisions related to health care services conduct research and aid in medical service providing.
The profession of a nurse practitioner is state regulated and nurse practitioner’s duties are vast like collaborating with physicians and other health professionals the
The duty of the nurse practitioner is to counsel and educating patients on health issues and behaviour, self-care skills, and treatment,
The duty of the nurse practitioner is to diagnosing and treat general illnesses, infections, and injuries at the same time diagnosing, treating, and monitoring diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
The duty of the nurse practitioner is to maintain records and obtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinations possibly required for the treatment procedure, this is to help the doctor in providing the health care services some of the other functions may be Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic studies like lab tests, x-rays, EKGs to facilitate the medication process in the absence of the doctor and prescribe medications and if required prescribing physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatments, and provide other treatments like prenatal care and family planning services and child care, including screening and immunisations and neo-natal care.
Nurse practitioners provide high-quality, cost-effective care and the institutions in which the NP’s work include community clinics and health centres, Health care departments and organizations, agencies, hospitals and clinics and hospice centres, nursing homes, nursing schools, Physician offices, Public health departments.