Pediatric Home Care

  1. Hi,
    I am interviewing for a Pediatric Home Care position/private duty RN. I have NO idea what to expect as far as the assigned nursing duties. As of now, I have no idea what the patient is in need of and I will find out during the interview (could be trachs, vents, G-tube, etc).

    What do the nurses do when patient's do not need care? Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  3. by   caliotter3
    If you are working extended care cases, for say, an eight hour shift, when you have down time between med administration times or other care, you can do what the family allows, such as watching TV or reading. Before you engage yourself in these activities, you should always make certain there is nothing to be done for the patient, including tidying the area, cleaning equipment, etc. Vents, trachs, GTs are typical for home care clients. Basically you give routine care to include med administration, and personal ADL care. Whereas in the facility you would have a CNA to do incontinent care and daily bathing, you do these tasks during your shift, as well as strictly licensed nurse functions. You are also going to monitor for change in condition and will be required to take appropriate action. Pretty straightforward.
  4. by   germanshep
    Thank you so much!! I just hope I am a good fit for home care