By Rebecca Jester
Nurses play a key function within the rehabilitation method - maximising the standard of existence and independence of people following trauma, ailment or enduring continual disease. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing offers an in-depth research of professional perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the learn foundation underlying medical perform and identifies distinctive attributes of the nursing position in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores basic ideas of expert rehabilitation perform, which might be utilized to either neighborhood and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular matters in middle components of perform together with stroke, bought mind harm, spinal damage, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.
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Stroke, spinal injuries or orthopaedics. Hospital-based medical consultants retain medical APIC03 34 10/10/06, 10:40 AM Rehabilitation Settings 35 responsibility for the patients. A potential advantage of this model is that if complications arise and the patient requires either re-admission or access to clinical investigations, such as imaging, it is relatively easy to facilitate as the patient remains ‘an inpatient’. Also, the outreach team will have a thorough knowledge of the treatment protocols of the tertiary centre and so continuity of treatment will be maintained.
They have gained a high degree of professional autonomy including, in many cases, full prescribing rights. Rehabilitation is one of the many specialties that have attracted ANPs. Their roles, although varying from state to state, include advanced holistic health assessment skills, enhanced clinical decision-making and prescription of medication and other treatment options. Like the USA the impetus for the development of specialist/ advanced roles in nursing was due to an anticipated shortage of junior medical staff in the UK resulting from the reduction in junior doctors’ hours.
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Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing by Rebecca Jester