Role Info - ENP

Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Role Information

Emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) are specialty and senior practitioners. ENPs provide care to patients in ambulatory, urgent, and emergent care settings. ENPs assess, diagnose, and manage episodic illnesses, injuries and acute exacerbations of chronic diseases. 

ENPs are nurses who have a sound clinical background and who further train in specialty skills to enable them to make autonomous judgements and decisions regarding patient care. For example and ENP is specially trained to treat minor injuries without necessarily having to refer to a doctor. They are qualified to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients with certain injuries without having to refer to a doctor. 

 

An ENP can generally: See and treat Minor Injuries, Interpret X-rays, Suture and plaster 

An ENP can rarely prescribe as they require further qualifications in order to be able to do so independently. 

Emergency Nurse Practitioners often work as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-skilled teams in a setting such as with Healthcare Assistants, General Practitioners, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, non-clinical staff and more. 

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