Medical subdomains you can work in as a nurse. Part 2

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Are you considering becoming a nurse but you aren’t quite sure what to do after you graduate? Discover all the responsibilities radiology nurses, ophthalmic nurse and emergency room (ER) nurse in our part 2 article.

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Radiology Nurse

In this role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Mental preparation of the patient for the upcoming procedures: informing the patient regarding the radiology procedure, the radiation risk and the benefits of the radiology exam; 
  • Physical preparation of the patient: positioning the patient following the procedure’s specification. 
  • Performing the radiology procedures as per doctor’s order and in direct compliance with the radiology safety regulations issued by radiological safety norms in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology practices (CNCAN); 
  • Checking the functioning of radiology equipment following the specifications of the radiologist and handling the radiology equipment, monitoring and maintaining the patient’s positioning as per doctor’s order.
  • Administration of contrast substances according to the radiology procedure’s requirements by following only the doctor’s direction. Be aware of the possible reactions a patient may have with the different substances (such as allergic reactions);and test the substances in advance. Informing the radiologist regarding any changes occurred in the patient’s conduct, physical status, evolution whilst being present in the radiology laboratory.
  • Wearing the protection equipment during radiology procedures, compliance to the hygiene norms, asepsis, antisepsis and radiation hygiene requirements.
  • Informing the radiologist regarding any malfunction or change occurred regarding the radiology equipment.
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Ophthalmic Nurse

  • Working as a nurse in the ophthalmology department, you will be in charge with: 
  • Registering and scheduling patients according to the ophthalmologists’ working hours.
  • Assisting and maintaining the well-functioning of the medical services and updating the medical data (on paper and online) as well as the office data. 
  • Assisting the doctor into the medical procedure.
  • Taking into account the frames and lenses according to the doctor’s prescription. 
  • Preparation of ophthalmological equipment and medical devices. Make them available for the doctor. Disinfect and sterilize all medical devices. 
  • Keep your practice license up-to-date with current state’s regulations.
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Emergency Room (ER) Nurse

  • In this role, your work assignments will include: 
  • Nursing certifications and qualifications for the emergency room.
  • Perform the evacuation procedures for patients in critical situations (road accidents, offshore platforms, ships, etc.) 
  • Performing the first-aid procedures and trauma management.
  • Prioritizing and management of medical emergencies, including surgical, trauma and cardiac emergencies. 
  • Updating with the ER-specialized doctor the necessary medical and social documentation for each patient.
  • Checking the availability for the necessary emergency equipment and devices. 
  • Writing the medication lists and the supplies for each emergency case.
  • Availability for helicopter-enabled transportation.
  • Availability for a 24/7 schedule (following working hours’ timetable).
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This article is the first of a series about the medical subdomains in which a nurse can work. We will continue the series with several examples of sub-domains, with an emphasis on responsibilities.

Read the next parts:

Part 1

Part 3

Part 4

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