What Does an Otorhinolaryngology Nurse Do?
An Otorhinolaryngology Nurse, commonly referred to as an ENT Nurse (Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse), specializes in the care of patients with conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. These nurses work closely with otolaryngologists to provide care for patients with a variety of disorders, such as sinusitis, hearing impairment, throat infections, and cancers of the head and neck.
Their responsibilities include performing patient assessments, administering medications, assisting with diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, providing postoperative care, and educating patients about their conditions and the necessary post-treatment care. They may also perform specialized procedures such as ear cleanings, dressing changes for head and neck surgeries, and tracheostomy care.
ENT Nurses require a deep understanding of otorhinolaryngology to effectively care for and educate patients. They work in various settings, including hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and specialized ENT clinics. Their role is crucial in helping patients manage acute and chronic conditions, prevent complications, and improve their quality of life through specialized ENT care.