Registered Nurse (RN)

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Registered nurse (From Flickr taken by Lower Columbia College)

Registered Nurse (RN) 

  • You are the quarterback. You are in charge of the game plan
  • Coordinate, manage and provide care
    • Preliminarily assess the needs of the patient
    • Review the recent hospitalization records
    • Communicate with the nurses and physician who most recently managed the patient
    • Communicate your findings and plans with the entire team through an actual or virtual huddle.
    • Closely communicate with the Home Health Aid, Case Manager, as well as the Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician leader of the home care team utilizing a huddle whenever possible.
  • Supervise and train the home health aid
    • Develops the HHA’s plan of care and assignments in collaboration with Case Manager