"Nurses are licensed health-care professionals who collaborate with teams to plan for patient care. As a nurse I advocate for the health and wellbeing of our patients."
Melissa Reppenhagen, RN
Evergreen Women's Health
With each new pregnancy, a patient comes into our office for an intake appointment. The purpose of this appointment is to get the patient’s chart started or updated with their health, family, gynecological and obstetrical histories. We give each OB patient a gift bag full of informational brochures, an OB packet, dental supplies, water bottle and pertinent samples. This appointment provides the opportunity to address patient’s questions and give valuable education pertaining to pregnancy.
My role at Evergreen Women’s Health as the Registered Nurse is to triage all the phone calls that come in from patients needing medical advice or with health concerns. I see OB patients for their OB intake appointment, diabetic education and fetal non-stress tests. I am always available to see patients for urgent concerns relating to decreased fetal movement, OB accidents (falls), blood pressure concerns. As a nurse I also help with processing lab orders, giving shots, and assisting my co-workers with other work tasks needing to be completed.
Nurses are licensed health-care professionals who collaborate with teams to plan for patient care. As a nurse I advocate for the health and wellbeing of our patients. I have the privilege of providing patient education. This is one of my favorite tasks. It brings me great satisfaction to give a patient some education and see them apply that knowledge to bring about positive health changes. Working in Women’s Health is wonderful. We see patients of all ages and help them through all the stages of reproductive, non-reproductive and sexual health.