The Nursing Team at the Super Clinic will supply the following services to our Patients:
- Provide clinical nursing services;
- Manage the clinical environment;
- Provide health promotion and patient education;
- Co-ordinate patient services; and
- Improve health outcomes
Our Services to our Patients Include:
- See new patients and obtain medical history before being seen by the G.P. in order to assist the G.P. in your care
- Triage in an emergency, a process used to identify who needs medical treatment/intervention based on their need for
- Vital signs checks such as blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels, breathing rates, temperatures
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)-a test that detects heart abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity in the heart as it pumps around the body. You may be recommended an ECG for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- Blood glucose checks- A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood
- Spirometry-breathing test/lung function test using a device called a spirometer measures how much air can be held in the lungs and the speed of inhalations and exhalations while breathing. This can be done on persons above 5 years old. It tells health professionals how well the lungs are working and can help diagnose and monitors diseases that affect the lungs such as asthma.
- It can also help find the cause of shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and monitor respiratory diseases.
- Visual Acuity- a measure of central vision testing distance vision
- INR (Abbreviated INR. International Normalised Ratio) point of care test- A system established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for reporting the results of blood coagulation (clotting) tests.
- Urine analysis- a test that evaluates a sample of your urine. It is used to detect and assess a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease and diabetes.
- Dressings and wound care- aim to prevent complications and promote healing, wounds and wound care types, causes, symptoms, and treatment options depend on the type and timing of a wound.
- Assist in minor procedures alongside the G.P.’s
- Musculo-skeletal plastering-apply plaster cast or slab to support fractures/broken bones.
- Immunisations- Childhood Immunisation as per National Immunisation Program and School-base catch up immunisation
- Travel vaccines (not yellow fever)
- Flu vaccines public and private
- Antenatal Care alongside the G.P., checking blood pressure, weight at each visit
- Coordinate community services referrals
Assist with health assessment alongside the G.P.’s for the following target groups –
4 year old healthy kids check
For children aged at least 3years and less than 5 years of age, who have received or who are receiving their 4 year old immunisations. The aim of the Healthy Kids Check is to improve the health and well-being of your child and promote early detection of lifestyle risk factors, delayed development and illness. It also provides the opportunity to discuss with your G.P. about healthy lifestyles and early intervention strategies for your child. A Healthy Kids Check will include an assessment of your child’s height and weight, an assessment of their eyesight, hearing and oral health and discussion about their toilet habits and known or suspected allergies.
45-49 year old health check
This assessment is for people who are at risk of developing chronic disease. It can include screening for diabetes, heart disease, cancer: Physical measurements blood pressure, taking blood for testing BSL, lipids, liver function etc. diet and lifestyle counselling, quit smoking advice and safe drinking guidelines. Updating medical records by documenting family and past medical history. Immunisation as needed.
75 years and over Health Assessment
This assessment is to provide a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.
It is to help identify any risk factors that may require further health management. In addition to assessing a person’s health status, this health assessment is designed to identify a broad range of factors that influence a person’s physical, psychological and social functioning. A G.P. will undertake the medical components of the health assessment including a personal attendance with the patient.
Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander (ATSI) Health Assessments
The aim of this health assessment is to help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, the yearly assessments are to encourage early detection, diagnosis and provide necessary intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessments can be used in certain age groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are less than 15 years old, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who are aged fifteen years and over but under the age of 55 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people who are aged 55 years and over.
Chronic Disease Management including:
1. G.P. Management Plans (GPMP)
These are written comprehensive plans for the care of an individual patient of any age, with a chronic or terminal condition (including patients who have multiple chronic conditions and multidisciplinary care needs). The recommended frequency is once every two years, supported by regular review services.
2. Team Care Arrangements (TCA)
Patients with a chronic or terminal condition, and who require ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team of at least two other care or service providers, are eligible for this service. Including referrals to Allied Health Professionals
Nurse Leatitia is an accredited practice nurse specialising in Women’s Health and Pap tests.
Nurse Leatitia in consultation with your G.P. can cover:
- Pap smears
- Family planning
- Contraception Advice
- Sexual Health Advice, assessment and screening
- Post natal check
- Post termination check
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For further information please check out these useful links and resources on practice nurse employment, regulations, continuing professional development and other important resources.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, A-Z index, nursing in general practice:
- Enhanced primary care items – www.health.gov.au
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – www.ahpra.gov.au
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council – www.anmc.org.au
- Australian Nursing Federation – anmf.org.au
- Australian Practice Nurses Association – www.apna.asn.au
- Royal College of Nursing Australia – www.acn.edu.au
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au