Unit2-A1 Roles of people who work in H&SC settings

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What is a GP?
General Practitioner- provide care in the community and carry out simple procedures
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What does preventative care mean?
Ensure people remain healthy, aware of factors that lead to illness and poor health, includes screening and vaccine programmes
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What is a Consultant?
Senior Dr normally based in hospitals who provides specialist healthcare
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What are the main responsibilities of doctors?
Diagnose illnesses, discuss treatment plans, prescribe medications, vaccine programs, health education, advice on issues e.g. smoking, alcohol and healthy eating
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What is the role of health educators?
Provide support & give advice, educate people on how to improve thier health and how to prevent any illnesses
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What are experienced and specialists Dr's known as?
Consultants- Senior Dr
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What is the role of an Adult Nurse?
Work w/ adults of all ages, based in hosps, clinics, GPs or work for armed forces
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What is the role of a Mental Health Nurse?
Based in psychiatric units in hosps, community healthcare, day care, residential homes and prisons
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What is the role of a Paediatric Nurse?
Work w/ children of all ages, work closely w/ the child or parent/carer
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What is the role of a Learning Disability Nurse?
Works w/ disabled people living in the community rather than in hosps, supporting people in schools and work places
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What is the role of a District Nurse?
Work w/ people of all ages, care and support for people in thier own home, work w/ family members- commonly care for the elderly
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What is the role of a Neonatal Nurse?
Work w/ newborn babies, premature babies, work in hospitals and community, encourages them to take a practical role in thier child's care
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What is the role of a Health Visitor?
Provide support for families in the early years of thier child's life normally from 0-5 years, offer support on health issues, advice on feeding and carry out routine checks
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What is the role of a Practice Nurse?
Work in GPs. Take blood samples, carry out immunisations and travel vacs and provide health screening for men and women
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What is the role of a School Nurse?
Provide variety of services, including developmental checks, immunisations and providing health care programmes
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What is a Midwife?
Support women through all stages of pregnancy, provide both antenatal & postnatal care
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What are the responsibilities of a Midwife?
Monitor and examine women during pregnancy, provide full care both antenatal & postnatal, identifying high risk pregnancies and make referrals to other specialists, provide parenting education, offer support and advice on events such as miscarriage
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How might the women they work with be different?
People have different health conditions, first time pregnancy, some women might be a single mother, women who are having twins or triplets
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What is Ante-natal care?
Before birth
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What is Post-natal care?
After birth
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Where do Health Care Assistants work?
Work in GPs, hospitals, nursing homes, other health care settings
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Who do HCA work with?
Work alongside w/ qualified nurses and midwives in maternity services
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What are the responsibilities of a HCA?
Recording temp and pulse, weighing patients, taking patients to the toilet, help with feeding, dressing and making beds
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What is a Social Worker?
Provide help and support for people of all ages through difficult times in thier lives
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What does a social workers work involve?
Safeguarding people from harm. Work with adults w/ disabilities, people w/ mental health issues and support people to live independently. Also provide support for children and youngsters- protected from risk, harm, abuse and neglect
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What is an Occupational Therapist?
Work w/ people of all ages who are finding it difficult in carrying out the practical routines of thier daily life
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What does an Occupational therapist do?
Needs assessment- tell other professions on what that persons needs e.g. providing equipment
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What is a Youth Worker?
Support young people to reach thier full potential and to become responsible members of the society
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Where do youth workers work?
Youth centres, school and colleges
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Who do youth workers work with?
Work with the local council, range of religious and voluntary organisations
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What is a Care Assistant?
Provide help and support for people who have difficulties w/ daily routines
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What do care assistants do?
Help w/ personal daily care, washing, dressing, using the toilet, feeding, going to the supermarket, writing letters and help pay bills
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Where do care assistants work?
Patients homes, day care settings, residential and nursing homes
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Who do care assistants work with?
Work with all ages who have difficulties in carrying out personal daily care
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What is the role of Anaesthetist?
Provides intensive care, pain relief, gives anaesthetics, help w/ resusitation and monitor levels of medications
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