Home Health Nursing
Home health nurses assist patients and provide medical treatment in their own homes when a patient (or family) is unable to treatment for themselves. You may assume that home health nurses are mainly supporting elderly adults who deal with dementia or diseases that impair their mobility, but their responsibilities go beyond that. These nurses care for all those recovering from surgery, from the frail to the mentally ill.
Much like RNs employed in a hospital environment, home health nurses may expect to perform a wide variety of job duties, including duties such as taking vital signs, assisting patients with mobility problems, cleaning wounds, drug administration, and blood drawing. Home health nurses also educate patients, such as those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or heart failure. Home health nurses do need to report back to their bosses and keep the medical records of their patients up-to-date, and to maintain correct patient information.