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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Home health nurses who are familiar with play skills at various developmental levels will be able to use simple interactive games and toys during caregiving to promote a child's play skills.
Hospital nurses began the instruction process, but had limited means to communicate their progress or the patient's ongoing learning needs to the home health nurse.
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She is currently involved in a study examining vacancy and turnover rates of home health nurses in Texas.
Her results indicated brief, individualized instruction provided by the home health nurses improved diabetic patients' foot care knowledge, foot care self-efficacy, and reported foot self-care practices.
County staff have been successful in getting their message to residents by working with community and professional groups who in turn convey the information to their contacts, such as home health nurses who share preparedness tips with their patients.

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