Skilled Nursing Services

Skilled nursing services refer to medical care provided by licensed nurses who have undergone specialized training and education to deliver a high level of clinical care.

These services are typically provided in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and in the patient’s own home. Skilled nursing services encompass a wide range of medical treatments and procedures aimed at managing acute and chronic health conditions, promoting recovery, and improving overall well-being

Here are some of the key components of skilled nursing services:

  1. Assessment and Monitoring: Skilled nurses conduct comprehensive assessments of patients’ health status, including vital signs, symptoms, and medical history. They monitor patients closely for any changes in condition and response to treatment.
  2. Medication Management: Skilled nurses administer medications as prescribed by healthcare providers, ensuring that patients receive the correct dosage and timing of medications. They also monitor for potential side effects and drug interactions.
  3. Wound Care: Skilled nurses are trained in wound assessment, cleaning, dressing, and management. They provide specialized care for wounds such as pressure ulcers, surgical incisions, and traumatic injuries to promote healing and prevent infection.
  4. Therapy: Skilled nurses administer intravenous (IV) medications, fluids, and nutrition to patients who require these treatments. They monitor IV sites for signs of complications and ensure proper infusion rates.
  5. Catheter Care: Skilled nurses manage urinary catheters and perform catheterization procedures as needed. They monitor for signs of urinary tract infections and provide education on catheter care to patients and caregivers.
  6. Tube Feeding: Skilled nurses administer enteral nutrition via feeding tubes to patients who are unable to eat or swallow orally. They monitor tube placement, assess tolerance to feedings, and address any complications.
  7. Rehabilitation Support: Skilled nurses collaborate with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals to facilitate patients’ rehabilitation and recovery from injuries, surgeries, or illnesses. They provide assistance with mobility, exercises, and therapeutic interventions as prescribed.
  8. Patient and Family Education: Skilled nurses educate patients and their families about their medical condition, treatment plan, self-care techniques, and strategies for managing symptoms at home. They promote health literacy and empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare.
  9. Arrange and facilitate family meetings as needed
  10. Eye drop administration and Pain management as well as Tube feeding and management
  11. Screening for urinary tract infections. Delivery of lab specimen and follow-up with physician
  12. Easy transition from hospital to home
  13. Initial and Periodic Health Assessments
  14. Medication training and compliance
  15. Disease management and education (Diabetes, Stroke, Hypertension)
  16. Meal program/nutritional counseling and Home IV Therapy Management
  17. Round-the-clock medical care in your home after discharge from the hospital following an operation or accident

Overall, skilled nursing services play a crucial role in delivering comprehensive medical care to patients across various healthcare settings, to promote optimal health outcomes and improve quality of life.