Hi I’m an NP, let me tell you about my role
What does he say?
Nurse practitioners have the competencies to:
- Conduct comprehensive health assessment.
- To diagnose health/illness conditions.
- Treat and manage acute and chronic illness within a holistic model of care.
Shelley wonders how the NP role differs from the physician role and asks Michael, “how does your role differ from the attending physician’s on the unit?”
After their brief conversation, Shelley thanks her colleague for the information regarding nurse practitioner practice and proceeds to Mr. Daniels room to implement the orders. Prior to starting Mr. Daniels’ IV line, Mr. Daniels asks Shelley if the doctor will be coming in to see him. Shelley recognizes that Mr. Daniel’s question is an opportunity to provide some patient teaching around role clarity of the various health-care providers that are part of his health-care team. Shelley spends time with Mr. Daniels discussing her role, the role of the NP and how they differ from and complement other members of the health-care team.
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