A nurse is a person who acts like a glue to hold the health care journey of patients. From the entrance of the patient in the hospital till his/her exit the nurses work tirelessly to protect the patient from any potential health problem. Whenever a patient needs a person for his/her care, they will always find a nurse lurking around to attend them. After doctors if there is any person in the world whom a patient trusts with their life is a nurse. Hence, nursing profession requires high dedication and compassion towards the treatment of the patient. The demand for the nurses is constantly increasing in order to address the needs of the society at large. Nurses are the people who are responsible for End-patient care [การดูแลผู้ป่วยระยะสุดท้าย, which is the term in Thai].
What do nurses do in a hospital?
Health care is a wide field and hence it is not possible to provide a range of the responsibilities of nurses. They are responsible for varied activities like nurses can make acute treatment decisions in case of emergency. Nurses are also responsible for providing inoculations in various educational institutions. They are responsible for taking an all-encompassing view of the welfare of the patient. To attain the position of a nurse a person is required to get certified from a nursing institute.
Types of nurses
- Registered nurses: Registered nurses are designated at a higher position. These nurses are the backbone of heath care. In case of critical condition and absence of doctors, the registered nurses are allowed to take necessary actions.
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN): These nurses have a master’s degree in nursing along with a license which is mandatory for all nurses.
- Licensed Practical Nurses: These nurses work under the registered nurses and APRN or MD. They are responsible for doing routine check-up, take care patient [ดูแลคนป่วย, which is the term in Thai] and support health care professionals.