Statistics show that 2,369 students picked nursing study at the University of Hong Kong in 2014 as their Band-A choice. With 12 applicants competing for one place, nursing study became HKU’s hottest programme in the preliminary stage of the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).
Nurses have different job duties and responsibilities. Besides patrolling wards and taking care of patients, they also need to be armed with solid knowledge in medicine for their daily clinical routine. For example, perioperative nurses need to assist surgeons in the operation theatre. They are divided into two groups: scrub nurses and circulating nurses. Scrub nurses hand instruments to surgeons during the operation and sometimes act as assistants in some minor procedures. Circulating nurses handle emergency cases and cross-check the equipment and gauzes with scrub nurses.
Besides, a nurse’s job duty varies according to the object of the service. For example, a specialty nurse must be well-versed in their respective specialty in question. Nurses in the cardio-pulmonary ward must learn how to operate a respiratory machine. At present, a number of hospitals are in demand of psychiatric nurses for the assessment of patients’ psychological health.Interested in this industry?
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