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.