Health Care Team (HCT)Health Care Team (HCT)

About the Health Care Team (HCT) | Doctors | Nurses and Nursing Staff | Other Direct Care Providers | Therapists | Care and Psychosocial Support Coordinators | Consultative Resource Providers | Diagnostic Technologists | Administrative and Information Managers | Other Support Staff | Patients and Families | Consultants

Other Direct Care Providers

Other Direct Care Providers Overview | Physician Assistant | Nurse Practitioner | Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist | Certified Nurse-Midwife/Certified Midwife | Emergency Medical Technician
Other Direct Care Providers Overview

The people in this group provide direct patient care in particular settings or areas of medicine. Some function as physician extenders (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants) and practice in settings and areas of medicine as diverse as physicians do. Within variable constraints of physician supervision and protocols, their practice is based on their own clinical judgment and is relatively independent. Others practice within specialized areas of medicine (Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) or in prehospital settings (Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics).

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