RN to BSN student: VNA clinical question!

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    Hey everyone!
    I am currently in an RN to BSN Program. This semester we are required to complete clinical time as a community nurse. I am following the VNA for the semester. In the class we are required to do a project on identifying a specific need in the community. So, something added that could benefit a VNA nurse when providing care, or a program or service that could benefit VNA patients. I have asked the nurses I am shadowing and even they can't think of any ideas. I suppose this is a good thing because their company is providing what patients need. But have any of you ever been/or are a VNA nurse and ever thought "oh if only we had this for the patient" or "if only we had this to help me care for this patient better"?? Any ideas would be much appreciated!
    Dee

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    Have you done a windshield assessment of the community? What are the boundaries for the community?
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    Car seat safety? In some states nurses are mandated to evaluate the car seat before the newborn goes home.
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    I did mine on teen health. Concentrated on smoking and drugs. Our health department no longer does home visits or a lot of free stuff...patients pay on a sliding scale. I utilized the nurses in the health department and school. I contacted the law enforcement school officer, YMCA, and other civic groups. I also went to get information from the state. Got an A.


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