Skilled nursing care refers to a patient's need for care or treatment that can only be performed by licensed nurses. Skilled nursing provides a range of health and personal services for individuals living with physical or mental conditions who do not need full-time hospital care but do require assistance with medications, physical mobility, or wound care.
Our team of highly skilled nurses are ready to assist patients who are looking to better their health and quality of life. Every patient has a different health status and it is essential that our nurses carry the necessary skills to assist any health concern varying from accident victims to individuals who have developed a serious illness. Our specialized staff prescribe treatments, assess changes, and supervise the care of the patient, emphasizing on patient and family instruction to foster maximum self care.
Becoming a registered nurse requires more education than a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse. The education process for a RN allows them to dispense medication to a patient and give them treatments, coordinate plans for the care of a patient from documenting the medical history and symptoms of a patient, do diagnostic testing and analyze the results, consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, and supervise LVNs, home care aids, and nursing aids. RNs work independently in many areas, advising patients on management of their health or illnesses.
To become a licensed vocational/practical nurse, an accredited nursing program must be completed, generally done at a community college. Working as a LVN usually requires supervision of a doctor or RN. LVNs are licensed to provide patients with basic medical care such as wound care, checking blood pressure, and inserting catheters. They can review a patient's healthcare plan with the individual, provide assistance in bathing and dressing, and report the health status of the patient to a doctor and/or RN.
It takes about a minimum of 120 hours of training and a minimum of 20 clinical hours to become a certified home health aid. A CHHA's duties include tracking the patient's progress, basic healthcare tasks such as checking pulse or temperature, help with medication, dressing changes, or assisting patients with mobility. CHHAs act as a companion and caregiver which may involve tasks of everyday living such as assistance in bathing or teeth brushing.
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