home visit

home visit

A visit made by a health professional (HP) to a patient's home, usually with face to face contact between the HP and the patient, less commonly between the HP and the patient's family. Home visits are carried out by medical staff, GPs, nurses and allied HPs. Home visits by hospital medical staff are usually initiated by the hospital or by the patient's GP, and are termed domiciliary consultations.
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When law enforcement successfully uses Naloxone/Narcan to reverse the effects of an opioid related overdose, a uniformed officer of the appropriate municipality and a Certified Recovery Specialist ("CRS") make a joint home visit within 48-72 hours post incident.
Home Visit Europe is a performance you can put in your hand luggage -- big ideas are rarely presented so intimately.
A home visit can illuminate social determinants besides housing, pointing to deficiencies in quality of life and well-being.
Monklands home visit service director Karen Craig said: "This year's theme really resonates with me and my colleagues who make home visits every day and regularly hear a wide range of inspirational stories that deserve to be told."
The ISPD, however, does not provide further guidelines or recommendations for home visit practices.
They are concerned that former servicemen and women who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other health problems can be instructed to come to assessment centres and refused a home visit.
ISLAMABAD: National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has taken suo motu notice on a story ran by Pakistan Today, titled: 'Sindh feudal maims doctor's brother in Khairpur'.Pakistan Today reported on Monday that an influential landlord in Kumb area of Khairpur allegedly assaulted the brother of Dr Zulfikar Mangi after the latter refused to make a home visit.
By NICK LAVIGUEUR nick@examiner.co.uk @grecian9 NEW.BORN babies and their mothers will get only one home visit, hospital chiefs have confirmed.
The community group launched a pilot home-visit program with six elementary and two middle schools and, in 2002, spun off the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project as an independent nonprofit.
A home visit would allow the visiting nurse to observe the problem and document it, but collecting subjective data from the parent or child might reveal a whole new aspect of the problem.
However only one patient required a home visit, while 18 were dealt with by phone.
The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project is about building trust and helping the student succeed with any resources necessary.