I'm currently waiting to hear from HR as to when I can start new HH position and I am soooo excited!!!
But I didn't think to ask what skills I would be using. I know I will get to do a lot of teaching and lab draws and maybe some in & out caths or foleys along with wound care, but what other skills /procedures do you guys use often.
I hope that's not a silly question but I don't want to forget my med/surg skills. Any examples are greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.
Sep 23, '07
I know in my area you will have to deal with ventilators and trachs..Meaning you would have to suction the lungs and also, you will be responsilbe for the ventilators..Ventilators are life support because that makes the patient breath..If the ventilator fails, you would have to ambu bag the person through the trach..If you dont, the patient will not breath and die..
In my opinion, the skills with vents and trachs are quite complex and that is a skill that other nurses do not have..Also, you are in the home by yourself at times so no one is there to assist you if the vent fails...
Last edit by Bala Shark on Sep 23, '07