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Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegerin/Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    harmonised training required here:
    Training of Nurse responsible for general care (Article 31 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegerin/Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Krankenpflegegesetz; Ausbildungs- und Prüfungsverordnung für die Berufe in der Krankenpflege

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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General care nurse
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Eigenverantwortliche Ausführung von folgenden Aufgaben: • Erhebung und Feststellung des Pflegebedarfs, Planung, Organisation, Durchführung und Dokumentation der Pflege, • Evaluation der Pflege, Sicherung und Entwicklung der Qualität der Pflege, • Beratung, Anleitung und Unterstützung von zu pflegenden Menschen und ihrer Bezugspersonen in der individuellen Auseinandersetzung mit Gesundheit und Krankheit • Einleitung lebenserhaltender Sofortmaßnahmen bis zum Eintreffen des Arztes Ausführung von ärztlich veranlassten Maßnahmen der medizinischen Diagnostik, Therapie oder Rehabilitation im Rahmen der Mitwirkung


    Conducts the following tasks and accepts full responsibility for his/her work: • Assessing individual patients‘ need for care; planning, organising, administering and documenting care; • Evaluating care, assuring and improving the quality of care; • Advising, instructing, and supporting patients and caregivers as they come to terms with the individual patients’ medical condition and health situation; • Takes immediate life-saving measures and carries these out until the arrival of a medical practitioner; Contributes to patients’ medical care by performing medical diagnostic tasks, therapeutic tasks, and rehabilitation tasks as instructed by a medical practitioner.

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