The Treatment Room Nurse

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The treatment room nurses and health care assistants run a triage system. Basically, this means that patients are initially passed to the nurse, who assesses the complaint and decides the most appropriate response to each request. This can be accessed on a daily basis, in cases where a patient may have an acute condition or emergency. If the nurse cannot deal with the problem, then she will seek the advice of the Duty Doctor. During the afternoon from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm we hold a minor illness clinic. This is bookable on the day by telephoning. Problems suitable for this clinic include:

  • General medical advice, i.e. colds, flu, headaches, sore throat (usually dealt with by telephone and there is usually no need to be seen for these)
  • Rashes, stings and insect bites
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Earache
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Emergency contraception
  • Some wounds - cuts, abrasions, animal bites
  • Minor injuries e.g. head injuries, sprains
  • Impetigo

In addition to this emergency service, the nurses also perform all routine nursing services. e.g.

  • ECG's
  • Blood Samples
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • All Immunisations
  • Contraceptive Advice and Monitoring
  • Teenage Health
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Travel Advice and vaccinations.

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