Nurse Practitioner Role

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Many health care professionals take part in a patients transition from acute care to community care. For this specific navy veteran in an inpatient psych ward, his team would be compromised of registered nurses, his psychiatrists, his primary doctor, a pharmacist, and social workers and case managers. The registered nurses’ roles include meeting the patient’s needs, checking vital signs if the patient is intoxicated or having withdrawal. The nurse will assess the patient using MINDS. The nurse can be seen as the eyes and ears of the treatment team because he or she makes sure the treatment is running smoothly. The nurse takes a large role in communicating with the patient and family, so they understand the care they are receiving. Social workers mostly work on the coordination of care determined through the patient’s needs; nurses take part in this coordination as well. The doctor or psychiatrist prescribes or adjusts medications or treatment and works with the coordination of care. A nurse practitioner can sometimes be involved and has a similar role as the primary physician. Level of Risk for Re-Hospitalization Health Literacy The veteran is somewhat familiar with the health care system. He graduated high school and pursued higher education at a community college for welding. He has been hospitalized quite a…show more content…
He says, “looking in someone’s house is looking into their life.” Most of the conversation that we talked about was him finding housing, which shows how important this problem is for him. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs also states that the first level need on the pyramid is physiological. This includes air, water, food, shelter, sleep, clothing, reproduction (McLeod, 2017). Before moving onto other needs in the pyramid, these must be established first. He will not be able to care for his wellbeing and use his resources if he does not have his basic needs and feels

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