Physician assistants have many demanding responsibilities. 1. Physician assistants can collect historical data, order lab tests, interpret lab results, read EKG’s, teach and counsel patients, assist physicians in rounds, and record patient progress under a physician’s supervision. 2. Physician assistants also have patient contact such as physical exams, suturing of wounds, assisting in surgery, giving injections and immunizations, venipuncture, applying casts, and prescribing medications all under a physician’s supervision.
Today the level of health care has excelled tremendously. Presently the goal of our health care is to have a continuum of care for the patient, one which is integrated on all levels. Many hospitals offer a referral service or discharge plan to patients who are being discharged. Plans for the patient are discussed with a discharge planner. The discharge planner is a person who is trained in assessing what the patient's requirements for health care will be after discharge from the hospital.
Certified Nurse Assistants are sometimes referred to as nursing aides. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Medical Assistant (MA) will sometimes have the same responsibilities ad duties in the medical office. Both of them are responsible for taking vital signs, preparing patients for an examination or surgery, collecting fluids for patients, drawing blood from patients, watching eating habits of patients, and setting up medical equipment. “CNA programs generally focus on topics such as infection control, personal care skills, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction, medical terminology, body mechanics and nurse aide clinical experience” (Powell, 2013). Both careers are also responsible for keeping the patient’s rooms, waiting rooms, bathrooms, and front office clean.
An administrative assistant must be able to handle stress, multitask, and work well under pressure. There are multiple jobs that the administrative medical assistant is responsible for, such as, answering the phone, being able to use computer applications, triaging phone calls with the permission of the physician, scheduling appointments, filing patient charts, collecting money, filing insurance claims and medical coding. When answering a call, greeting a patient, or writing a letter they must do so in a professional matter. They must also have good communication skills and a good personality and be familiar with medical terminology and medical coding, and be able to help patients with their best of knowledge. Depending on the facility they work on, they may occasionally need to assistant in the back with taking vital signs, translation, if they are bilingual, or with patient education, as directed by the doctor.
A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who has received special courses and training, often specializing in specific types of practice such as pediatrics, psychiatry, or obstetrics. They have provided a vast amount of services in both acute, chronic, and community settings, making their presence in the health care system essential. They are also expected to become even more crucial to health care delivery. Nurse practitioners are very well needed in our society. They can provide what a patient might think they could only get from a doctor.
The purpose of a medical record is for the health care provider to provide endless care to the individual patient. It serves a source for planning patient care and the services provided to that patient. Medical records begin from when the patient born. It contains diseases, illness and whatever the patient tells their physician about his or her past and present status. It also contains lab test results, medication that was ever prescribed.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are a vital element of the health team. Serving as a middleman between patients and other members of the health team nursing assistants play many different, yet equally important roles in patient care. Nursing assistants provide emotional, physical, and social support for patients, and residents. I will inform readers about the role of certified nursing assistants in long-term care centers (LTC) and their importance as a member of the health team. Certified Nursing Assistants "perform delegated nursing task under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN)" (Sorrentuino & Remmert, 2012).
The medical model was developed for the practice of medicine, many of its characteristics are being used in different health disciplines (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 235). Including the Occupational therapy profession. As a client-centered profession, it is vital to learn all you can about your clients. However, before an individual becomes a client to an OT. He/ she was a patient.
Having direct patient contact, more responsibility when it comes to a patient’s care plan, and being challenged everyday are key responsibilities that I have been searching for and the physician assistant career provides. While attending career seminars, partaking in job shadows, volunteering at hospitals and working as a Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) in an assisted living facility, I have personally witnessed a wide variety of opportunities in the medical field. The summation of these experiences has allowed me to gain valuable insight into the different aspects of health care professions working
As long as the doctor gives the ok by phone or in person the PA can perform. Some things a PA does is take medical histories of patients, treat cuts, lacerations, bruises, and burns, set broken bones, treat minor medical injuries, take physical examinations, and prescribe medications. If doctors are not available the PA can take care of emergencies but they still need to speak to a licensed doctor first (“Fields,1”). Physician Assistants can also carry big responsibility. A PA can run a clinic or doctors’ office by ordering supplies and equipment, and super... ... middle of paper ... ...rever the work area is when it becomes hectic.