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Visiting Nurse

A term often used for a nurse who visits patients in their homes. The job of a visiting nurse includes checking vital signs (such as heart rate and blood pressure), and assessing physical and mental health and how well the person is functioning at home. The visiting nurse consults with the physician regarding treatment plans, implements the treatment plan, and may education and train families and other caregivers to perform care tasks. Some, but not all, are affiliated with the Visiting Nurse Association of America agencies.

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