Nurse - Mental Health

Nurse - Mental Health

Mental Health nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, curative and rehabilitative care for patients, clients and residents in a wide variety of settings. You can choose to specialise in mental health areas including; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and other drugs.

 

Nurse - Mental Health

Mental Health Nurses do the following tasks:

  • provide direct clinical care to people who have experienced mental illness
  • provide emotional and psychological support and health information to patients and their families
  • supervise or carry out nursing care of patients
  • observe, monitor, assess, report and document patients' conditions and responses to treatment
  • administer medicines and other prescribed medical treatments to patients, in accordance with relevant legislation
  • monitor and adjust medical equipment used in patient care and treatment
  • provide physical and technical nursing care and support for patients
  • plan and provide rehabilitative care of patients, including discharge planning and care
  • provide first aid, perform routine physical examinations, give advice about health matters
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