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An Introduction to the Past American Nursing: An Introduction to the Past Professional nursing holds a unique place in the American health care system.
Working independently and with other health care professionals, nurses promote the health of individuals, families, and communities. Millions of Americans turn to nurses for delivery of primary health care services, health care education.
Nurses are critical links in maintaining a cutting-edge health care system. Nursing continues to be an indispensable service to the American public.
While many may think of a nurse as someone who takes care of hospitalized patients, nurses also fill a wide variety of positions in health care in many varied settings, working both collaboratively and independently with other health care professionals.
For example, most Americans are familiar with home care nurses who provide a plethora of nursing and health care services to patients in their homes. School nurses have a long history of providing health services to school children from kindergarten through high school.
Nurses play a major role in delivering care to those residing in long-term-care facilities such as nursing homes. Workers with job-related health concerns often seek out nurses employed by business and industry.
Many people visit a nurse practitioner as their primary caregiver.
Expectant mothers often prefer nurse midwives as their health care providers during pregnancy and childbirth. And each day, in operating rooms across the country, nurse anesthetists insure that patients undergoing surgery receive safe anesthesia care.
Today, schools of nursing compete for the brightest applicants, and nursing is highly regarded as an excellent career choice for both women and men. Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Most people think of the nursing profession as beginning with the work of Florence Nightingale, an upper class British woman who captured the public imagination when she led a group of female nurses to the Crimea in October of to deliver nursing service to British soldiers.
Upon her return to England, Nightingale successfully established nurse education programs in a number of British hospitals.
Nursing and Hospital Care in the United States The Philadelphia Almshouse, Throughout history most sick care took place in the home and was the responsibility of family, friends, and neighbors with knowledge of healing practices. In the United States, family-centered sickness care remained traditional until the nineteenth century.
Sick care delivered by other than family and close acquaintances was generally limited to epidemics and plagues that periodically swept through towns and cities. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, urbanization and industrialization changed the way in which—and in many cases the place in which—sick individuals received care.
Hospitals began to proliferate to serve those who were without the resources to provide their own care, and as hospitals increased in numbers so did the demand for caregivers who would be able to deliver thoughtful care to the patients in them. Early nineteenth-century hospitals were built mainly in more populated sections of the country, generally in large cities.
Nursing care in these institutions differed enormously. In hospitals operated by religious nursing orders, patients received high quality care.
But, in other institutions, nursing care was more variable, ranging from good in some hospitals, to haphazard and poor in others. The Beginnings of Nurse Education Click on the image to read a pdf of the full text.
An early nineteenth-century program, the Nurse Society of Philadelphia also referred to as the Nurse Charity of Philadelphia trained women in caring for mothers during childbirth and postpartum period.
This publication, which each Nurse Society nurse received, represents an early example of a nursing practice text.Health informatics (also called health care informatics, healthcare informatics, medical informatics, nursing informatics, clinical informatics, or biomedical informatics) is information engineering applied to the field of health care, essentially the management and use of patient healthcare information.
The impact of medical technology on healthcare today LTH Tan and KL Ong Correspondence to: Ong Kim Lian, FRCSEd, FHKCEM, FHKAM Telemedicine is a system of health care delivery in effects of new technology and methods to ensure its. Health information technology (health IT) involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment.
Widespread use of health IT within the health care industry will improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care. Mission Statement.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences .
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