Nurses take care of sick and injured people. They also help people stay well. Nurses help doctors examine and treat patients. They give people medicine. Nurses tell people how to take care of themselves and their families. They work in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, schools, and in patients' homes.
• Record patients' medical information.
• Observe patients.
• Write and manage care plans for patients.
• Help with medical tests, give medicines, and dress wounds.
• Do routine lab and office work.
Where and When:
• Registered nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and private homes.
• All nurses do a lot of walking, standing, and lifting.
• Most nurses work in clean, well-lighted facilities.
• Nurses should also be caring and sensitive.
• Nurses care for people with diseases they can catch too.
• Nurses must guard against other dangers such as radiation, chemicals, and drugs.
• Because patients need 24-hour care, nurses may work nights, weekends, and holidays.
What or Who They Work With:
• Blood Pressure Cuff
• Medical Instruments
• Medical Supplies
Education and Training:
• A 2-year or 4-year degree
• They must pass a special test.
- Surgical Technologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physicians Assistant
Related School Subjects:
• Physical Education
• First Aid
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