Anyone who is currently or has been a Parish Nurse, I am hoping you can share your experience. This is something I would like to do, but do have concerns as to my ability to fulfill the role. Is this a collaborative endeavor with a home health agency having done the initial assessment? Am I collaborating with the physician directly as though I was the home health RN?
I have cared someone who is bedridden with a trach and G-tube and have experience with wound care in that setting. I am not unfamiliar with home health from a personal standpoint, but I am from a professional one.
I recognize the parish I would be volunteering for would be the best source of information. I would certainly ask these questions of the nurses with whom I would be sharing my responsibilities, but hate to volunteer if I can't really be of any service. Just hoping someone can give me a "day in the life" sort of speak.