Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes nurse practitioner Amanda Wareing, APRN, FNP-C, as a new team member with the Saint Francis Medical Center hospitalists. She joins 21 other providers that are dedicated to caring for hospitalized patients at the Medical Center.
Wareing earned her Master of Science in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse practitioners. She has been a member of the Saint Francis Family since 2013 and previously served as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit at the Medical Center.
Nurse practitioners are nurses who have undergone advanced training and are able to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, order lab work and imaging tests, and write prescriptions. They can manage many health conditions, teach health promotion and help patients with disease prevention.
Hospitalists are doctors who focus on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Saint Francis hospitalists are dedicated to coordinating and managing the healthcare needs of each patient from admission to discharge. Hospitalists help ensure a seamless continuum of care among primary care doctors, physician specialists and inpatient care providers.