Private duty nurses provide a variety of services to patients, including companionship and bathing. Private duty nurse can be licensed practical nurses, nursing assistant, and professional, registered nurses. The job description of these individuals depends greatly on the type of education in which they choose to pursue.
The services that private duty nurses provide include the following:
Traumatic brain injury care
Medication and insulin administration
Catastrophic injury care
Pulmonary injury care
Spinal cord injury care
Seizure disorder care
Private care nurses also provide personal care services that include the following:
Monitoring medical status changes of patients
Cooking for patients
Cleaning for patients
Providing various other daily living activities
Private duty nurses provide services to patients that need in-home monitoring, those who require adjustments to treatment regimens often, and patients with medical conditions that require frequent assessments and care plan changes.
Private duty nurses have several goals that include preventing medical complications that could result in facility placement, providing medically necessary nursing care to patients in their homes, providing care for patients transitioning to in-home care, and assessing, providing, and monitoring professional care for patients by the hour.