What Do Home Health Nurses Do?
A home health nurse provides health care to patients/clients. They may work in a patient’s home or in an assisted living facility; some positions require the nurse to have multiple patients and visit them at different home locations throughout the day. They listen to any patient issues, make diagnoses, and administer care such as dispensing medicines, caring for wounds, and ensuring any machines the patient is using are working. Continuing analysis of patients' status is required so that the car…Read more
- Visit patients in the home to perform technical procedures, infusion, patient assessment, patient education and other nursing duties.
- Assist with diagnostic, therapeutic and routine nursing procedures.
- Supervise and coordinate home health care staff.
- Coordinate and perform patient care activities with pharmacy, physician, home health agencies and referral source.