The Nursing Team at the Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic provide clinical nursing services, manage the clinical environment, provide health promotion and patient education to improve health outcomes. Our team includes:
They can help you with the following services:
- 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-based 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 and referrals