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Registered Nurses (RN)

What everyone should know about Registered Nurses

The main role of a nurse is to provide care and provide services that help regain, restore, recover or promote health. A Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed professional licensed to deliver nursing care under the supervision of a Physician. Registered Nurses perform assessments, implement interventions to be done by a registered nurse and perform tasks a physician directs.

In hiring professional care, it is always best to hire a medical care professional that can perform tasks, identify and understand medical diagnosis. A Registered Nurse working at a particular setting such as a home setting will not only perform professional nursing care but will also perform other tasks related to the maintenance of your personal comfort, cleanliness and safety of the environment you live in.

In short, a registered nurse provides holistic care you can’t usually get with regular caregivers. Below are some of the specific job responsibilities of an RN:

  • Assists with bathing/shower
  • Gives partial or bed baths
  • Assists in dressing
  • Assists in incontinence care
  • Helps with the use of urinals, bedpans and commodes
  • Assists in grooming activities like skin care, shaving, perineal care

An RN also performs patient care that includes the following:

  • Measuring a patient’s weight
  • Measuring intake and output
  • Passive or active range-of-motion exercise
  • Transfers
  • Monitoring of patient’s vital signs
  • Turning and positioning patients
  • Ostomy care
  • Cleaning equipment used by the patient
  • Keeping daily records of patient’s activities and observations
  • Submitting weekly records to the Registered Nurse Supervisor and appropriate personnel on patient’s condition

An RN also does the following:

  • Assess a client’s medical condition and implement certain nursing measures or perform specific orders made by the physician in order to promote the well being of the client.
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Performing finger sticks and administering insulin
  • Wound care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Foley catheter insertion/Straight catheterization
  • Teach family or the client about the client’s diagnosis in accordance with maintaining the highest possible quality of life.

A registered nurse does all of these and more. As a client you’ll be sure that a registered nurse will always perform to the best of his/her abilities. Detty Home Care Service registered nurses are people that are ready to serve and nurse you back to health. Care, Safety and wellness are what we promote. To avail our services, please call 718-360-0636.