Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 8
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Home Health Care Nursing Home health care nurses Provide care in the patients home Might provide short-term or long-term care Monitor the patient Work for private or nonprofit agencies and health care systems Also called visiting nurses 8
Slide notes:Home health care nurses provide care in a patients home. They might provide short-term care over days or weeks, such as helping a patient recover from an injury after being released from the hospital. Or they might provide long-term care for a patient with a serious chronic illness or disability who can live at home. Hospice care may also be conducted in a home setting as well as the inpatient setting. A home health care nurse monitors and evaluates the patient regularly. Like long-term-care nurses, home health care nurses often get to know their patients well. Many home health care nurses work for a private or nonprofit nursing agency, such as the Visiting Nurse Association. These agencies send nurses to the home at the request of a health care provider, patient, or patients family. They may also work for a health care system that has home health and hospice care as part of their service offering. Home health care nurses are sometimes called visiting nurses . 8