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Why do Companies need Nurses?

Why do Companies need Nurses?

by: Arlene Gentallan

It is our right to receive quality health care. Employees will always have health concerns and someone has to take care of it. That's where the role of company nurse comes to play.

A company nurse is tasked with an important responsibility to promote the health of each employee. Some of the tasks of company nurses are prevention measures like health education, flu vaccination and annual physical examination monitoring. It's also a nurse's vital role to alleviate a patient's current health concern ranging from independent nursing measures like providing warm compress to someone suffering from dysmenorrhea to dispensing the appropriate medication.

It's important to resolve employee's health issues. This will make sure that employees are at an optimum condition to perform work, thus increasing productivity in the workplace.

Especialy in a highly stressful environment such as the call cente…

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse? What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?

by: Arlene Gentallan

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?
    There are four main trainings you are expected to have already completed or will have to complete to be a company nurse, these are:

    1. BOSH (Basic Occupational and Safety) training
    2. BLS (Basic Life Support) training
    3. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) training
    4. IVT (Intravenous Therapy) training


Is it really necessary for me to undergo these trainings to be a company nurse? Why is it important to undergo these trainings?     Undergoing these trainings may be costly. And I know that for those who had just taken up the Nursing Licensure exam that upon receiving your licence as a full pledge nurse, the first thing in your mind may be "Earning a Living." It's your opportunity to shine and earn y…

What are the Duties and Responsibilities of Company Nurses?

What are the Duties and Responsibilities of Company Nurses? What are the Duties and Responsibilities of Company Nurses?

by: Arlene Gentallan

PATIENT CARE
    A company nurse is the first line of response to relieve the immediate health concern of the people working in the company. Their health concern can vary from a mild ailment to a serious life-threatening condition.

Assess the patient for his/her chief complain. Gather data (history taking.) Ask for symptoms. Observe for sighns.

...so you can give proper intervention.


INDEPENDENT NURSING ACTION
    There are several independent actions you do to help ease the patient such as providing cold compress in case of fever and hot compress in case of dysmenorrhea.


DISPENSING MEDICATION
    There are several over-the-counter medication a company nurse can readily provide to alliviate the specific health concern of the person. These are usually non-drowse medications because it's a work…

Company Nurse Experience: What will you do in case of sore eyes?

Company Nurse Experience: What will you do in case of sore eyes? Company Nurse Experience: What will you do in case of sore eyes?

by: Arlene Gentallan

What if someone comes to your clinic with a pink eye?
Definition: Conjunctivitis (aka. pink eye) is a communicable eye infection commonly spread through hand contact.
Assessment & History taking
    If an employee (aka. patient) comes to our company clinic with a slight red sclera, I do assessment and history taking first.

ASK for any unusual eye discomfort like:
- pain
- itchiness
- drainage
- blurring of vision
- photophobia (increased sensitivity to light)

There are times when the patient will just complain of having a reddened eye without other symptom like itchiness and pain. I have a patient before who went to our clinic because his coworkers keep commenting of how red his eyes were, but he doesn't really feel anything unusual with his eyes.


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Company Nurse Experience: What are the commonly encountered incidence / cases in a company setting?

Company Nurse Experience: What are the commonly encountered incidence / cases in a company setting? Company Nurse Experience:
What are the commonly encountered incidence / cases in a company setting?

by: Arlene Gentallan

These are the diseases / cases I usually encounter on my duty as a company nurse:


    • Allergy (skin rashes and urticaria)

    • Allergic rhinitis

    • Asthma

    • Cold / flu

    • Conjunctivitis / pink eye

    • Cough (dry/ productive)

    • Diarrhea

    • Dizziness

    • Dysmenorrhea

    • Fever / chills

    • Insect Bite

    • Headache

    • Horseness / loss of voice

    • Hyperacidity

    • Hypertension

    • Pain:
       - Muscle pain
       - Abdominal pain
       - Stomach pain
       - Toothache
       - Back pain
       - Ear pain

    • Migraine

    • Mo…

Company Nurse Diary: What are the commonly available devices / tools?

Company Nurse Diary: What are the commonly available devices / tools? Company Nurse Diary: What are the commonly available devices / tools?

by: Arlene Gentallan

Here are the common devices and tools you will usually encounter in a company setting to help you with your role as a company nurse:
    • Medicines
    • Eye drops
    • Topical gel/patch
    • Band aid

    • Betadine
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Alcohol
    • Cotton balls
    • Gauge
    • Micropore
    • Bandage scisor
    • Normal saline solution (NSS) vial/ bottle
    • Syringe

    • Thermometer
    • BP apparatus
    • Stethoscope

    • Oxygen supply
    • Nebulization kit

    • Pen light
    • Face mask

    • Hot compress
    • Warm compress

    • Weighing scale
    • Bed
    • Pillow
    • Computer
    • Telephone

No…