GENERAL NURSES

General Nurse is primarily assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery of the patient had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. Nurses collaborate with physicians and others of the health professions to provide health care and improve the quality of life, to prevent disease, and promote physical and mental health. General Nurses necessarily includes an evaluation of the kind of physical care needed; dietary needs; emotional problems exhibited; the patient's abilities in such self-care activities as walking, bathing, dressing, feeding, and care of dressings, braces, etc.; the need of the patient or the family for social services, etc.; as well as calling to the attention of the physician any conditions requiring medical attention other than those under treatment, such as vision or hearing problems, the need for dental care, etc.


General Nurse

General Nurse, involving performance of direct nursing service (except psychiatric or operating room) to patients in hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics and emergency rooms. This includes assignments to specific areas (e.g., obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, etc.), or assignments of a more general nature involving more than one area.


General Nurse Duties

General Nurse Duties:

 

Provides nursing care in a clinic or outpatient department.

-  Takes the initial health history on new patients.

-  Coordinates health care needs through making referrals to optometrist, dentist, etc.

-  Assesses and treats minor health problems such as colds, impetigo, cuts and bruises.

-  Provides emergency treatment; for example, to accident victims.

-  Manages the stable phase of common chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis.

-  Initiates arrangements for follow-up care.

-  Provides individual and family counseling, and dispenses medication refills.

-  Performs well-baby check ups.

-  Checks stock and prepares requisition lists for drugs, linens, medical and other supplies.