Long Term Care Nurses ( Ltc ) And Nurse Practitioners

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In modern day healthcare, there are many interesting job professions. Some are intense and requires an extensive amount of work, while others are less demanding. The two health professions that I will be focusing on in this essay, are Long Term Care Nurses (LTC) and Nurse Practitioners (NP). I’ve interviewed two healthcare providers one of each title, and the information that I have been given, I must say is quite interesting. Let’s begin with nurse practitioners. What is a nurse practitioner? “Nurse practitioner’s (NPs) are advanced practice registered nurses who provide care to patients throughout the lifespan, from premature newborns to the elderly” (Nurse Practitioner, “2015). What is the basic job…show more content…
Her basic duties include, taking vital signs, providing vaccinations, and treating acute illnesses. This particular facility is a local non-profit community health center that is one of 12 community health networks. CHC has been providing health care services for over 30 years. The services that are offered at this facility includes, “Prenatal and Post-partum Care Gynecology, Sexual Health Services, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Adult Medicine, Geriatric Care, Dental Care, Family Planning Services, Immunizations, School Physicals, HIV Education, Testing and Treatment, Nutrition Counseling, Foot Care (Podiatry)Social Services, Health Education, Mobile Mammogram Program, Health Homes (care coordination) service” (Services, ”2015). Since Ms. Seal has been employed at this facility, she’s noticed that the population at this health care facility, ranges from premature newborns to the elderly. And the most prominent group of people that attends this healthcare facility are lower-middle class African-Americans and Hispanics. It is interesting to also know that, this facility has minor issues when it comes to receiving payments after rendering care services to these specific groups. This is because a good number of patients are not financially stabled. So at times, when services are rendered to these patients, they are unable to keep up with the payments. Fortunately, there are no major obstacles that this facility faces in regards to quality health care
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