direct patient care

direct patient care

(in nursing) care of a patient provided personally by a staff member. Direct patient care may involve any aspects of the health care of a patient, including treatments, counseling, self-care, patient education, and administration of medication.
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At the same time, robotics can potentially automate ancillary and back-office hospital services, which will improve efficiency and allow medical staff to focus on direct patient care.
For the purposes of the study, a physician was defined as a patient care physician, with direct patient care services as their main activity, Pouliot said.
While we have cutting-edge research and clinical care institutions, this research only matters if we can translate it into direct patient care.
It keeps me involved with direct patient care," she said.
After starting her career in direct patient care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dodson spent more than a decade at Pfizer in various Medical Affairs leadership roles across the urology and respiratory franchises.
Each of these advanced roles includes a significant direct patient care component in which the APRN provides care to individual patients in a population focus area that is congruent with the APRN's formal education.
This process allows pharmacists to reinvest the time saved by providing direct patient care services such as immunizations, disease state testing and medication therapy management.
Google said regulations did not apply because the data was anonymous, adding: "Identifiable data under this agreement can only be used to assist clinicians with direct patient care, never for research.
Alison works as a specialist health visitor for breastfeeding in Harrow and is involved with direct patient care and service developments as well as teaching.
As opportunities for traditional clinical experiences decrease in nursing education, Experiential Learning (EL) can provide alternatives to direct patient care.
Supported by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the program aims to increase the number of doctoral-prepared faculty members to teach in nursing schools nationwide and advance practice nurses to provide direct patient care.
I am in support of the passing of the bill SB 362 in the state of Nevada for mandatory safe staffing levels which also required 50% of committee members to come from nursing and direct patient care staff.

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