Nursing Services

A team of nurses at a medical clinic.

Nurses play a crucial role by conducting health assessments, developing and coordinating care plans, managing medications, providing clinical care, and educating participants and their families.

They support daily living activities, offer crisis intervention, advocate for participants’ health needs, monitor health status, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and train caregivers.

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The Role of Nurse in NDIS

The nurses in NDIS service provide specialised healthcare services, including assessing health needs, developing care plans, administering medications, and managing chronic conditions. They also offer wound care and health education to enhance participants’ understanding and self-care abilities.

WOUND CARE

Principles Of Wound Care:

  • Assessment of wound must be carried out, including wound measurements. It will help to monitor for progress or deterioration in wound. Wound swap is important to determine if wound is infected and to see the type of organism causing the infection.
  • Medical history of the person should be considered. For example, Diabetic patient wound might take long to heal. Chronic wounds may never heal or may take a significantly long time to heal.
  • Wound cleaning. It is important to follow the correct technique to prevent infection.
  • Timely wound dressing/frequency helps to facilitate the healing process.
  • Use appropriate wound dressings. It is important to look out for irritation on the skin that maybe caused by dressing agents. Always remember to check for client’s allergies (medical & non-medical).
  • Use of antibiotics. Most wounds require antibiotics to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. It is always best to check with the doctor to determine the need for it.
A female nurse visiting patient at home to put bandage on the patient's injured palm.
Male patient sitting in wheelchair being looked after by female nurse,

PRESSURE CARE

Principles of Pressure Management:

  • Don’t wait for the skin to break before you start to protect/care.
  • Relief pressure from parts of the body especially for parts that is positioned in one position for more than an hour.
  • Regular skin check/inspection is a way to avoid pressure area.
  • Once a pressure area is identified, keep the surface away from pressure by repositioning regularly to assists blood flow and circulations.
  • Clean the pressure area, moisturise and keep it dry. Water and mild soap is best in washing pressure area.
  • Encourage to eat the right diet and adequate fluids. Nutrition and hydration is very important.

CONTINENCE ASSESSMENT

Suggestions on what nurses does for people that requires continence aids:

  • Continence assessment will be carried out to determine the usage of continence aids.
  • Medical history
  • Reasons hindering the person to use the toilet.
  • How frequent does the person’s bladder and bowel works?
  • Amount of urine or faeces passed.
  • Reasons for leakage, might be wrong size. Is it worn correctly?
  • Allocation of continence aids should be correct.
  • Accuracy of diet and fluid intake.
As a neurological and complex disability team, we have a client population that is vulnerable to challenges where a social worker can assist. For example, a young stroke survivor who has difficulty walking and communicating; who is alone and isolated, living in public housing and is being physically abused by an intruder. In another instance, a young person with an acquired brain injury who has lost motivation to engage in therapy or to do anything; who is cancelling therapy appointments consecutively and whose family is struggling to know what to do.

Please contact us on 1300 469 734 or email info@myrehabteam.com.au for more information on Nurses in NDIS.

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