Home Health Nursing Articles

Home Health Nursing is about patients receiving nursing care in their home. Home health nurses have a new environment every day and face many challenges. Patients are going home from the hospital with more acute problems and the home health nurse must rise to the occasion.

Typical day for a Home Health nurse...

Typical day for a Home Health nurse...

by hoolahan - Not a bad day today... started back per diem today. 6 cases, all in the same township. Not my usual zip codes though, so I did waste some time and scheduled visits... Read More →

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10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

by homehealth20 - The following are some tips I have learned from experience and my peers: 1. Have a good sense of humor. You have to learn to laugh at yourself. This is a... Read More →

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And the clock struck 8

And the clock struck 8

by Sabr - The little baby is extra active tonight. Previously, he had been asleep as she began her shift. As she arrives, she notices he has just been freshly bathe by his... Read More →

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Sometimes You Just Don't See It Coming

Sometimes You Just Don't See It Coming

by realnursealso/LPN - I remember going to the Peds floor, to meet my new little patient. My first look at the tiny little one will be forever in my mind. She was so small, and my heart... Read More →

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Disaster Preparedness

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Disaster Preparedness

by VickyRN - Disaster can strike suddenly and without warning. It can force an elderly person to hurriedly evacuate the familiar surroundings of his neighborhood or confine an... Read More →

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Kitchen, Living Room, & Bedroom

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Kitchen, Living Room, & Bedroom

by VickyRN - 'Elderizing' a home means making the necessary modifications to safeguard the elderly occupants, particularly in reducing risk for falls. Extensive renovations may... Read More →

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How To Care For A Stroke Patient at Home

How To Care For A Stroke Patient at Home

by dkg005 - When someone has a ѕtrоkе, recovery can be ԛuіtе dіffісult fоr them. It is thrоugh thе help оf frіеndѕ, fаmіlу аnd paid саrеgіvеrѕ thаt stroke rесоvеrу hаѕ thе mоѕt... Read More →

To my dear fellow nurses

To my dear fellow nurses

by Sabr - My nursing journey has been quite an interesting one; in a matter of 2 years post-graduation, I managed to work in a hospital, in a school, in home care and shortly... Read More →

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Home Health Nursing

Home Health Nursing

by DidiRN - Home health is an area of nursing that is primarily focused on caring for patients in their home. Nurses in this area make intermittent visits to the patient's home... Read More →

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Medication Safety

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Medication Safety

by VickyRN - As people age, they typically take more medicines. Seniors who take several different medications each day are especially vulnerable to the effects of adverse drug... Read More →

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Stairways, Hallways, & Outdoor Areas

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Stairways, Hallways, & Outdoor Areas

by VickyRN - As the home health nurse, you are continuing the walk-through of an elderly client's home. This article reviews home safety tips for stairways, hallways, and the... Read More →

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Part 1 - Bathroom Safety

Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Part 1 - Bathroom Safety

by VickyRN - Accidents are the ninth leading cause of injury-related deaths among the older population. Older women have a higher rate of injuries than any adult female age... Read More →

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