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What is a Medical Billing assistant?

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2010-11-09 04:42:25

A Nurse is someone employed to care for patients; someone

trained to look after sick or injured people. Nurses are normally

seen working in hospitals and doctors' offices, however there are

private nurses that visit homes of the sick and elderly. They are

there to maintain the proper schedule of eating, taking medicines,

and report changes in condition. Although Nurses are not qualified

to prescribe medicines, they often administer the medicine

prescribed by a doctor.

There are different types of nurses: registered nurses; licensed

practical nurses; certified nurse assistants; school nurses; nurse

practitioners; etc. Not all nurses are qualified to do the same

work. For example, nurse practitioners can see patients and advise

treatment while overseen by a doctor. Registered nurses can

administer hypodermic (under the skin) medicines but LPNs and CNAs

cannot.


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