Home Health Assessments

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Nursing Assessments in home health can be life threatening. An inaccurate assessment of the patient can result in tragedy. In the home health field of nursing the physician is giving orders and changing medications on a patient he may not have seen for two to three months. These changes are based on the assessment information reported by the nurse. An inaccurate assessment may result in an error. In home health there is only one nurse and you do not have that other team member down the hall to confer with. The home health nurses are the eyes and ears of the physician. The assessment must be thorough and accurate because the patient’s life and your license depend on it.

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