A home health nurse provides skilled services in keeping with a physician's plan of care for a home health care patient. These services may include the following:
Taking the patient's vitals
Administering pain medication
Completing medical treatments
Recording symptoms in a journal
In addition to these simple tasks, a home health nurse helps facilitate communication between the patient's physician and caregivers. Continuity of care is extremely important, and a home health nurse helps keep the lines of communication open, helping teach all involved parties how to properly manage the patient's condition.