Learn more about the roles of the different members of our nursing team, and how each role can assist you as a patient.
The Nurse Educator does not see patients directly. She acts as a trainer and educator to the teams at both clinics and provides current, evidence-based clinical information to our staff, which supports excellence in practice.
Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) and Registered Nurses (RN)
Our nurses work closely with the family physicians to ensure your health needs are met. They make sure that everything is prepared for your appointment with a physician and sometimes follow up with you over the phone. Nurses also respond to your questions about your health and can provide you with information on healthy lifestyle choices. Here’s what our nurse practitioners can do for you:
- Assist with exams (such as Pap smears and breast exams)
- Administer immunizations and allergy shots
- Perform wound care and staple/suture removal
- Perform certain procedures such as ear syringing
- Take your blood pressure and other vitals and measurements (such as your heart rate, temperature, height, weight, etc.)
Nurse practitioners are experienced nurses with additional training. Like physicians, they can assess and diagnose your health concerns, order tests and prescribe certain medications, provide treatment, and provide preventative care.
Here’s what our nurse practitioners can do for you:
- Answer your health questions and perform preventative health screening
- Perform routine procedures and exams such as periodic health exams, well baby exams and prenatal exams
- Treat common illnesses and infections, like earaches or bladder infections
- Treat common injuries like sprains or cuts
- Monitor you if you have a stable chronic condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Last updated on: January 4th, 2017