As a healthcare provider, you can offer many services to your patient. In certain circumstances, a patient may require additional in-home medical care. Skilled professional nurses can offer a variety of medical services that can be helpful for your patient at home.
Help with Daily Medical Procedures.
Nurses can administer medications such as injections, IVs, inhalants, oral and topical medications. They can also provide wound care, disease care, catheter care, feeding tube care, ventilator care, and more. Nurses can properly train and teach an elder or caregiver to administer medication if necessary.
Nurses regularly check vitals to ensure the patient is healthy, including blood pressure, blood sugar, body temperature, oxygen levels, and sometimes more, depending on the needs of the patient.
Teach HealthCare Providers.
Nurses can often provide training to other healthcare providers. They can offer proper instructions for taking medication, a healthy diet, symptoms to report to their physician, and more. They also continue to educate and follow up with patients.
Monitoring the Patient’s Wellbeing.
Nurses perform ongoing evaluations. This includes being sure the patient follows the physician’s prescribed plan. Working with the elder’s physician, nurses can evaluate and modify the plan for the safety of the patient. Rather than evaluating what a patient should or shouldn’t do, they make sure the patient is correctly implementing the physician’s plan.