2012 Philippine Standard Occupational Classification (PSOC)

PSOC Unit Groups under Minor Group 322

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Nursing Associate Professionals

Nursing associate professionals provide basic nursing and personal care for people in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment. They generally work under the supervision of, and in support of implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by, medical, nursing and other health professionals.

Their tasks include:

a) providing nursing and personal care and treatment and health advice to patients as per care plans established by health professionals;
b) administering medications and other treatments to patients, monitoring patients' condition and responses to treatment, and referring patients and their families to a health professional for specialized care as needed;
c) cleaning wounds and applying surgical dressings;
d) updating information on patients' condition and treatments received in records-keeping systems;
e) assisting in planning and managing the care of individual patients; and
f) assisting in giving first-aid treatment in emergencies.

Examples of occupations classified here:

Associate professional nurse
Assistant nurse
Auxillary nurse
Enrolled nurse
Practical nurse

Some related occupation classified elsewhere:

Associate professional midwife - 3222
Nursing aide (home) - 5322
Nursing aide (hospital or clinic) - 5321
Professional midwife - 2222
Professional nurse - 2221

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Midwifery Associate Professionals

Midwifery associate professionals provide basic health care and advice before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. They implement care, treatment and referral plans usually established by medical, midwifery and other health professionals.

Their tasks include:

a) providing advice to women, families and communities on health, nutrition, hygiene, exercise, birth and emergency plans, breastfeeding, infant care, family planning and contraception, lifestyle and other topics related to pregnancy and childbirth;
b) assessing progress during pregnancy and childbirth, and recognizing signs and symptoms requiring referral to a health professional;
c) providing delivery care, usually only in the absence of identified potential complications, or assisting medical doctors or midwifery professionals with delivery care; and
d) providing care and support to women and newborns following childbirth, monitoring their health status, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to a health professional.

Examples of occupations classified here:

Associate professional midwife
Assistant midwife
Traditional midwife
Volunteer midwife

Some related occupation classified elsewhere:

Clinical nurse consultant - 2221
Nurse, professional - 2221
Nursing aide - 5321
Professional midwife - 2222
Midwifery attendant - 5321

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