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    Nursing associate professionals provide nursing care for the sick, injured, and others in need of such care, and, in the absence of medical doctors or professional nurses, deal with emergencies.

    Tasks include -

    (a) providing nursing care, treatment and advice to the ill, injured, disabled, and others in need of such care

    (b) assisting medical doctors and professional nurses in their tasks, administering medicine and drugs, applying surgical dressings and giving other forms of treatment under instructions from physicians or professional nurses;

    (c) assisting in giving first-aid treatment in emergencies;

    (d) assisting in preparations for physical and psychiatric treatment of mentally ill patients;

    (e) assisting in preparations for social adjustment, development and education of mentally or physically handicapped patients;

    (f) providing nursing care to patients in their homes;

    (g) providing nursing services, care and advice within a community or at a workplace;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Nurse, associate professional

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Aid, nursing/hospital - 5132

  • Nurse, professional - 2230

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.