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Louisa Helgenberger
Chief Nurse
Nursing Department
Pohnpei State Government
Department of Health Services
P.O Box 189 | Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM, 96941|
W (691) 320-2216 Ext. 133
E-mail:lhelgenberger@fsmhealth.fm

NURSING SERVICES

OUR GOAL :

To provide high quality, holistic nursing care for
all patients in a safe and caring environment.

OUR OBJECTIVES: 

1. To provide quality nursing care following the established policies and procedures of the Department of Health Services and the requirements of the FSM Nursing legislation.

2. To respect and protect the rights and dignity of patients in providing individual care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

3. To facilitate the ongoing professional development of nurses by providing a supportive environment and educational opportunities.

4. To ensure nursing practices follow current developments in health
research.

FSM STANDARDS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Standard 1

Nursing care includes meeting the basic needs of patient safety, ventilation and oxygenation, nutrition and hydration, elimination, comfort and privacy, sleep and rest, exercise and mobility, cleanliness, clean environment, confidentiality and emotional and spiritual support.

Standard 2

Quality nursing practice requires the use of the Nursing Process.

Standard 3

Nursing Practice includes the promotion of health.

Standard 4

Nursing Practice requires the nurse to fulfill the commitments of the professional role.