A Selection from
Community Health Experience (3 of 3)
by Jennifer Johnson
Nursing Student
Pennsylvania College of Technology

         The home health nurse also exhibits organization. In the other environments
nurses can rely on others to make phone calls, hand them a specific document,
collect a specimen etc. All the needed papers for accurate documentation, and
the needed equipment for proper treatment, must be carried in by the home
health nurse as she goes into her patientís home. Having to run back and forth
to her/his car can be very costly, lengthy, and hazardous. The home health
nurse has to rely solely on self: there is no teamwork seen here; therefore, this
nurse must be proficient in a broad range of care.