ATI Fundamentals For Nursing Chapter 2 - The Interprofessional team
RNs and PNs
are integral members of the interprofessional health care team.
Spiritual support staff
provides spiritual care
assesses, plans for, and educates regarding nutrition needs.
obtains specimens of body fluid and performs diagnostic tests
assesses and plans for clients to regain activities of daily living (ADL) skills, especially motor skills of the upper extremities
provides and monitors medication.
supervises pharmacy technicians in states that allow this practice.
assesses and plans for clients to increase musculoskeletal function, especially of the lowee extremities, to maintain mobility
assesses, diagnoses, and treats disease and injury.
positions clients and performs x-rays and other imaging procedures for providers to review for diagnosis of disorders of various body parts.
evaluates respiratory status and provides respiratory treatments including oxygen therapy, chest physiotherapy, inhalation therapy, and mechanical ventilation.
works with clients and families by coordinating inpatient and community resources to meet psychosocial and environmental needs that are necessary for recovery and discharge.
evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the impact of disorders or injuries on speech, language, and swallowing. teaches techniques and exercise to improve function.
is the lead team member, soliciting input from all nursing team members, setting priorities, sharing information with other disciplines, and coordinating client care.
- function legally under state nurse practice acts.
- perform assessments; establish nursing diagnoses, goals, and interventions; and conduct ongoing client evaluation.
- participate in developing interprofessional plans for client care.
- share appropriate information among team members; initiate referrals for client assistance, including health education; and identify community resources.
Name the roles and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse.
- works under the supervision of a the RN
- collaborate within the nursing process, coordinate the plan of care, consult with other team members, and recognize the need for referrals to assist with actual or potential problems.
- possess technical knowledge and skills.
- participate in the delivery of nursing care, using the nursing process as framework.
Name the roles and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse.
Assistive Personnel (AP)
this includes certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and certified medical assistants (CMAs) and non-nursing personnel such as dialysis technicians, monitor technicians, and phlebotomists.
work under the direct supervision of an RN or PN
position description in the employing facility outlines specific tasks.
tasks can include feeding clients, preparing nutritional supplements, lifting, basic care (grooming, bathing, transferring, toileting, positioning), meausuring and recording vital signs, and ambulating clients.
Name the roles and responsibilities of an Assistive Personnel
Advance Practice Nurse (APN)
has a great deal of autonomy. Usually have a minimum of a master's degree in nursing (or related field), advanced education in pharmacology and physical assessment, and certification in specialized area.
- clinical nurse specialist
- nurse practitioner
- certifies registered nurse anesthetist
- certified nurse-midwife
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
typically specializes in a practice setting or a clinical field.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
collaborates with one or more providers to deliver nonemergency primary health care in a variety of settings.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetis (CRNA)
administers anesthesia and provides care during procedures under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
Cerifited Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
collaborates with one or more providers to deliver care to maternal-newborn clients and their families.
teaches in schools of nursing, staff development departments in health care facilities, or client education departments.
teaches in schools of nursing, staff development departments within a health care facility.
conducts research primarily to improve the quality of client care.