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    Programs that protect and improve the health of the community through the use of public health nurses whose services are available through departments of public health, schools and voluntary agencies, typically in connection with medical programs supervised by physicians. Activities may include home visits to provide nursing under medical supervision for acutely ill patients and people who are chronically ill; outreach to populations who may not seek out health care through a traditional medical facility; support for physicians in public health clinics and disease detection programs; first aid and screening programs for school children; nutrition counseling; family planning information and a wide range of health education and prevention programs for the community at large which deal with personal health practices that can help to prevent illness.

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    Norristown State Hospital - NursingThe Department of Nursing provides a menu of services available on a 24 hour/ 7 day a week basis. The Registered Nurse provides a comprehensive Nursing Assessment on admission. At that time, there is recognition of an inventory of strengths and issues to be addressed. The Psychiatric Aide, under the guidance of a Registered Nurse, works closely with the patient to establish a relationship. The Registered Nurse attempts to build a therapeutic alliance with the patient in an effort to provide emotional support and psycho-education. The Psychiatric Aide and Nurse participate in the Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan of the patient. The Registered Nurse develops a plan of staff interventions to support the patient in achieving goals of the patient’s treatment. Specific services offered with the department include relationship building, health education, medication education, symptom management, grooming/hygiene promotion and support, all within the framework of the recovery model.MontgomeryNorristown State Hospital - Montgomery; NorristownNorristown State Hospital
    Nurse Aide (CNA) Training ProgramFor anyone interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), we offer free pre-clinical classes to get you ready and scholarships for clinical training. Check out our calendar for the next available class. Call or visit us to learn more! Skills to Be Learned: * Professional Attitude and Ethics * Stress Management * Conflict Resolution * Communication Essentials * Legal and Ethical Issues * Caring for Yourself * Basic Human Anatomy * Mathematics for the CNA * Diversity Interactions * Language and the Profession * Healthcare Teamwork * Medical Terminology * Infection Control * Abuse and Prevention * Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies CumberlandEmployment Skills CenterEmployment Skills Center

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