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Sjúkraliði (Iceland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Second level nurse
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Licensed practical nurse (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Act No. 34/2012 on Healthcare Practitioners.
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Sjúkraliði aðstoðar skjólstæðinga við athafnir daglegs lífs og hefur eftirlit með að frumþarfir hvers einstaklings séu hafðar í fyrirrúmi. Hann leiðbeinir skjólstæðingum og aðstandendum þeirra varðandi athafnir daglegs lífs, tekur þátt í að meta ástand skjólstæðinga og kemur upplýsingum til yfirmanns. Hann metur líðan skjólstæðinga og árangur hjúkrunar og skráir algengar athuganir í hjúkrunarskrá. Hann hefur eftirlit með og fyrirbyggir fylgikvilla hreyfingarleysis og rúmlegu.
    A licensed practical nurse assists clients with their daily tasks and makes sure that the fundamental needs of each individual receive priority. He/she instructs clients and their significant others in performing day-to-day tasks, takes part in evaluating the client’s condition and communicates information to his or her superior. He/she evaluates the client’s condition and the success of care and records general remarks in a nursing log. He/she is alert to and can prevent the negative effects of immobility and bed rest. (EN)
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