What level of care does a registered nurse provide?

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This is the highest level of nurse. This nurse will have at least three years training and will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Registered nurses will normally be needed when there is a high level of clinical care required. Some indications of this would be:

  • Clinical observations
  • Daily injections
  • Assistance with a colostomy
  • Radiation/Chemotherapy
  • A catheter that may need irrigating
  • Changes of sterile dressings
  • Tracheotomy that requires suctioning
  • Requirement for oxygen at home
  • Administer medications
  • Pre & Post surgical care
  • Palliative Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Incontinence Care
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Pain Management
  • Dementia Care
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Creating Care Plans

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