Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Nurse practitioner and patient
Nurse Practitioner (Flickr yooperann)

Nurse practitioner or Physician Assistant

  • You can also serve as the coach and should be interacting with the team owner (the patient) as often as possible.
  • In less severely ill patients Nurse Practitioners can serve as the leader of the team.
    • Closely communicates with the HHA and RN
    • Participates in huddles about the patient to assure everyone has the same shared mental model
    • Encourages idea sharing and problem solving by all members of the team.
  • Organizes the management plan following evidence-based protocols
  • If the conditions of the patient change may require the input of a physician either at home or through a clinic or emergency room visit.