Certified Nursing & Acute Care (SOC CODE: 29-1141.01)
Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
- Registered Nurses
- Acute Care Nurses
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Critical Care Nurses
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
- Nurse Anesthetists
- Nurse Midwives
- Informatics Nurse Specialists
- Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
- Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
- Document data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
- Diagnose acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
- Administer blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions.
- Assess urgent and emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically derived data.
- Adjust settings on patients' assistive devices such as temporary pacemakers.
- Assess the impact of illnesses or injuries on patients' health, function, growth, development, nutrition, sleep, rest, quality of life, or family, social and educational relationships.
- Prescribe medications and observe patients' reactions, modifying prescriptions as needed.
- Interpret information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (x-rays).
$80,200 - $125,400
$38.56 - $60.30
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