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29-2053.00 - Psychiatric Technicians Bright Outlook

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Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.

29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Conduct tests of pulmonary system, using spirometer or other respiratory testing equipment.
  • Set up 24-hour Holter and event monitors, scan and interpret tapes, and report results to physicians.
29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Bright Outlook
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
  • Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.
  • Record food and fluid intake and output.
29-1123.00 Physical Therapists Bright Outlook
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet or infrared lamps, or ultrasound machines.
29-1011.00 Chiropractors Bright Outlook
  • Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine using systems of chiropractic diagnosis.
  • Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
  • Obtain and record patients' medical histories.
  • Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
29-1161.00 Nurse Midwives Bright Outlook
  • Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
  • Document findings of physical examinations.
  • Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
  • Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.

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