a. The traditional leader of this team is the medical officer. He orders
medication, makes decisions, and delegate's responsibilities for the comfort and well
being of patients to other members of the team.
b. Supervision of direct patient nursing care is usually delegated to the clinical
head nurse who heads the clinical nursing team.
c. Other nursing members of the team are the clinical staff nurses, the ward
master (usually responsible for indirect patient care such as nursing unit sanitation,
supply, and maintenance of equipment), and the medical nursing personnel (practical
nurses, medical specialists, and civilian employees) who carry out medical officers'
orders under the supervision of the staff nurses and report their observations of patients
and the effects of treatments to the professional nurses.
Hospitalization for 200 patients. Six intensive care wards (15 beds each) provide nursing care for up to
Five intermediate care wards (20 beds each) provide nursing care for up to 100 patients.
One minimal care ward (10 beds) provides nursing care for p to 10 patients. (TOE 8-123)
Figure 3-2. Nursing Services in a combat support