continuing care nurse

continuing care nurse

[kəntin′yo̅o̅·ing]
Etymology: L, continuare, to unite
a nurse who specializes in coordination of the overall needs of the patient with the potential health care resources of the community. Much of the emphasis is on discharge planning and assessment of the availability of participation in the patient's care after discharge by members of the family or other parties. Continuing care nursing responsibilities and discharge planning ideally begin at the time a patient is admitted to a hospital.
References in periodicals archive ?
The BHF is raising money towards the cost of a continuing care nurse in Coventry to deal with the increasing numbers of people who survive heart conditions and can live independently with regular home check-ups.
Among the five choices for hero are Cardiff GP Dr Kay Saunders and Jackie Field, a community children's continuing care nurse for Caerphilly.
Usually either a continuing care nurse or social worker from the hospital is responsible for coordinating the plan.
Full browser ?