Nursing Services

NURSING DIRECTOR

Janet Smith

PHONE

(850)547-8042

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

We pledge to make our motto- Caring hands, Caring heart, a part of every patient's experience.
JoAnn Baker

Nursing

The delivery of nursing care at Doctors Memorial Hospital emphasizes continuity, accountability, planning, education and support of patients and families. Our nurses provide, coordinate and evaluate health care in a multi-disciplinary approach. We encourage family participation in care and acknowledge the family's expertise regarding the needs and concerns of the patient.

Nurses directly influence patient care outcomes as we respond to the diverse physiological, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We strive to provide excellent nursing care to all individuals, regardless of their background, beliefs or ability to pay.

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Medical-Surgical Nursing requires a vast set of skills and knowledge in regard to all areas of adult health. Patients have diverse diagnoses across all medical disciplines and medical-surgical nurses often serve many patients at one time. Patients under the care of medical-surgical nursing may include the elderly, critically ill patients and those suffering form conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or hypertension. The patients are usually under the care of the medical-surgical nurse for a short period of time. One capacity where a medical-surgical nurse night serve is caring for a post operative recovering patient and teaching about how to retain their independence and self-care after discharge.

The medical-surgical nurse will assess, diagnose and administer care for a patient. He or she will also medicate, document, research, educate, communicate with the family and other health care professionals and serve as patient advocate.

Emergency Room Nursing

Emergency Room nurses provide care for patients in the critical or emergency phase of an illness or trauma and must be able to recognize life-threatening problems and rapidly arrange necessary care. These nurses are not limited to only working in the emergency room of our hospital.