What does a Care Plus Home Nurse do?
Our Home Care nurses are Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners. Our Nurses can be on call on a temporary basis, such as while a patient is recovering from surgery or an accident, or may be a permanent part of your daily care, such as for patients living with severe illnesses or disabilities.
A home health care Nurse requires a great deal of specific knowledge and must have the ability to make decisions based on your needs. A home health Nurse must also be very familiar with pharmacology and the prescription medications that the patient is taking.
Patient advocate and liaison between doctors and patients and their family
Our Nurses also must be teachers, as well as a liaison between the doctor and patient, helping them communicate better with their physician. Care Plus nurses are also patient advocates, making sure that the patient is safe at home and following the health care initiatives created by the physician in accordance with your wishes.
Responsibilities of a Home Care Nurse
The responsibilities of a home health care nurse may include: creating and implementing a plan of care for a home bound patient, managing a patient’s medication or pain management schedule, educating patients on their condition, and communicating with all family members on how to best care for the patient.
A home health nurse’s duties can include;
- Checking vital signs
- Wound care
- Administering intravenous medication
- Assessing the patient’s symptoms
- Educating patients and their caregivers
- Obtaining blood samples
- Communicating with case managers and physicians