home health nurse


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home health nurse

a nurse who is responsible for a group of clients in the home setting. Visits clients on a routine basis to assist client and family with care as needed and to teach family the care needed so that the client may remain at home.
Synonym(s): visiting nurse

home health nurse

a registered nurse who visits patients in the home. The nurse works primarily in the area of secondary or tertiary care, providing hands-on care and educating the patient and family on care and prevention of future episodes.

home health nurse

(hōm helth nŭrs)
One responsible for a group of clients in the home setting; visits clients on a routine basis to assist client and family with care as needed and to teach family the care needed so that the client may remain at home. Also called visiting nurse

home health nurse

A nurse who visits patients in their homes to provide skilled nursing services, such as assessment and patient and family teaching.
See also: nurse
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