January 27, 2016
In recognition of January’s National IV Nurse Day and National Nurse Anesthetists Week, we’re turning the spotlight on a group of our front line care providers. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nurses serve to deliver “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.”
The nursing role of patient advocate is crucial, especially in pediatric private duty care. Without a nurse liaison, many pediatric patients do not have a voice to speak for themselves in regards to human dignity, patient equality, and freedom from suffering. Nurses are vital to Epic Health Services’ continuum of care as they are with our patients for extended amounts of time. Collaborating with doctors, other healthcare professionals, and the family, nurses cater to the patient’s best interest by creating a personalized plan of care.
When it comes to pediatric home health, many parents can be overwhelmed and scared of the challenges their child’s medical condition brings. Epic nurses annually complete numerous continuing education courses to ensure they are not only proving the best care, but also enhancing their educator capabilities for patients and families. The art of thoroughly and clearly explaining procedures and plans of care, while also providing emotional and physical support, is a talent that requires much time and effort to master. As a team, Epic provided 15,000 hours of patient education and family training in 2015 and will continue to do so in years to come.
A nurse’s ultimate duty is to care for our patients and ensure they are protected and cared for properly. At Epic, we have 13,500 nursing professionals dedicated to our patient community; including licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants. We are honored to be a part of our patients’ lives through private duty skilled and unskilled nursing opportunities.
If you are in need of private duty nursing assistance or if you’re a nurse looking to join a great team, please contact us today for more information.