Skilled nursing medical care is an extension of hospital-based nursing—in most cases. This care is given by our registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) in accordance with the physician’s orders. Many patients, after a hospital stay or outpatient surgery, are released from the hospital to return home to recuperate. Many patients, both young and old, need medical assistance during the recuperation stage. The type of care our nurse gives you after surgery depends on the patient’s health history and the type of surgery you are recovering from.
The recuperation stage may include administering medication, ensuring that the proper dose is given at the right time; maintaining wound and surgical dressing to ensure the surgery site is kept clean and free of infection; administering injections of antibiotics to fight infections; administering IV infusions that may be needed for nutrition, for fighting infection and dehydration, and for delivering medication in large doses. The nurse will only give the patient what the doctor prescribes. Our nurse will observe your progress and report all observations to the physician. Our nurse’s goal is to provide a service to help with the improvement and wellbeing of your health during the recovery phase and to promote a better outcome. Usually, patients recover better at home with assistance.