Recently-diagnosed and long term medical conditions as well as complex,
debilitating symptoms which require skilled monitoring and health teaching.
Terminal illness with need for symptomatic control, if patient is not yet appropriate for hospice
Open wounds, ulcers; pressure ulcers or burns. Ostomies and tracheostomy and catheter care, some IV therapy and venipuncture.
Newly-diagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes ,hypertension,osteoathritis etc.
Bed bound patients /family needing some teaching about independence
Frequent admissions to the hospital ,due to knowledge deficit.
Medications requiring monitoring (anticoagulants, antihypertensives, cardiac meds, analgesics, chemotherapeutic agents, etc.)
Need for exercise to improve ambulation, mobility, independence, safety, circulation or preparation for prosthesis