Purpose of Profession Nurses work with patients of all ages such as baby, children, adult, and elderly. Each patient has it own kind of disease and disorder. As for nurses they face many types of patient some can be foreigner. The types of patient nurses face can depend of certain field of nurses such as Cardiovascular nurses who work with heart disease, Dermatology nurses who work with skin disorder ,and Gastroenterology who work with digestive and intestinal disorder. Gynecology nurses work with women with disorders, Neuroscience nurses who work with nervous system dysfunction, and Oncology nurses, who work with patient that have cancer. Perioperative nurses assist the surgeon during the surgery, Nephrology nurses who work with patients with diabetes or abuse, Radiology nurses who work with patients undergo diagnostic radiation procedures and Respiratory nurses work with breathing disorder. As I listed some of the different nurses above, of course there are much type of diseases and disorders and how nurse help these kinds of patients. Patients with heart disease, nurses have to provide care before and after the surgery, for cancer patients nurses have to assist them with follow up and motivate them, and wounded patients are caused from traumatic injury or diseases therefore nurse have to treat the wounded and try to eliminate any viruses. Nurses assist diabetes patients by educated them what is to eat and make sure the patients check their blood every other hours. For people who are in rehabs nurses have to support them and encourage them to give up what are unnecessary such as drugs, alcohol, and additions.
Types of Specialties within the profession In nursing field there many types of nurse which are CNA (certified nursing assistant) the first step to a nursing career; they work under supervision to assist patients with daily living. CNA earns around $27,418 in the U.S. annually and the CNA classes are open at Johnson County Community College
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