Presentation on theme: "COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE Presented by Lindy Peterson, RN."— Presentation transcript:
COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE Presented by Lindy Peterson, RN
References McEwen, M. (2002). Community-based nursing: An introduction (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. Chapter 1: Opportunities in Community-Based Nursing Practice
Competencies for Ch 1 Opportunities in Community 1. Briefly describe community-based nursing 2. Verbalize the importance of community-based nursing 3. List and describe 10 community-based employment opportunities for LPNs
WHAT IS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE? Community Health Care: care provided to people who live within a specific geographical area or have common needs. Designed to meet the needs of the patient as he/she moves among healthcare settings with in the healthcare system. Community Health Nursing: focus is on the individual and family healthcare needs.
Community-Based Care Why?
COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES - SKILLED Case Management Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Medical Social Work Counseling Hospice Infusion Therapy
NON SKILLED SERVICES Bath aide Housekeeping Cooking/Meals Handyman DME Transport Volunteers Health Promotion
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE For profit Not for profit Hourly Intermittent
WHO USES COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES? Elderly Middle aged people Mothers and babies Children Mentally ill Chronically Ill/Disabled Post hospitalized people
HOW TO ACCESS Who do you call when you identify a need?
COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES Employment Services Senior Centers Congregate Meals Adult Day Care Services Volunteer Opportunities Homemakers Chore Workers
MORE… Telephone reassurance Friendly Visiting Energy Assistance and Weatherization Emergency Response Systems Home Health Services Personal Care Services Respite Care
HOUSING Senior Housing Alternative Community Based Housing Assisted Living Adult Family Home