The Role of the Home Health Care Nurse

Registered Nurse

  • Performs initial home health evaluation

  • Initiates plan of care

  • Visits the patient as ordered by a physician

  • Performs skilled nursing services

 Skilled Nursing Inventions in the Home:

  • Wound care

  • Diabetic management & teaching

  • Venipuncture (drawing blood)

  • Foley Catheter care

  • Gastroenterol feeding tube management 

  • Tracheostomy care & suctioning 

  • Nutritional screening & teaching

  • Pain management

  • Intravenous infusions

  • Enteral/ Parenteral therapy

  • Vital sign monitoring 

  • Injections

  • Insulin administration & teaching

  • Medication teaching & management

  • Disease process teaching & management

  • Skin assessment & care

  • Postoperative wound management 

  • Blood pressure monitoring 

  • Post-CVA or post-stroke care

  • Psychiatric nursing

  • Calcimar injections for Osteoporosis

  • Foot care

  • Blood pressure monitoring