Becoming a travel nurse is an excellent way to see different parts of the United States. If you’re considering becoming a travel nurse, knowing what kinds of nurses are in demand might make your decision easier. Here are five types of travel nurses in demand.
Case management nurses are part of a care team, so they can work in a variety of different settings like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, hospices, and home care agencies. The job of a nurse case manager is to create a care plan that covers a patient’s long-term health and implement it. The plan factors in considerations like illness, medical history, and lifestyle. They also arrange surgeries, therapies, and help educate patients on treatment options. Case management nurses usually specialize in areas like Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, disabilities, and so forth.
Nurses in the emergency room work in a high-stress and fast pace environment. Their primary responsibility is to assess patients quickly and accurately to determine who needs to be cared for first. They see a variety of patients who are suffering from an illness, injury, or trauma of some kind such as chest pain or a car accident.
A psychiatric-mental health nurse (PMHN) sees patients who need treatment for mental health. They may see children, teens, or adults to treat common mental health conditions. Others specialize in areas such as substance abuse or gerontological-psychiatric nursing. A PMHN can provide counseling, prescribe medications, create care plans, and consult. They may also work with other care providers in collaboration to treat a patient with complex conditions.
Medical-surgical or telemetry nurses care for patients who have just been released from the ICU or need critical care. They review signs and symptoms that a patient exhibits and check equipment the patient is attached to. If there’s a problem, they have to address it or alert the appropriate staff. These nurses often work long shifts since hospitals rely on them 24/7.
Operating room nurses can work with patients before surgery, during surgery, or in recovery. Depending on the specialty, OR nurses can advocate for patients, make sure all necessary supplies for surgery are there, document the surgical care in accordance with the surgeon, hospital, and regulatory requirements, and help address patient or family concerns.
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