visiting nurse

noun

: a nurse employed by a hospital or social-service agency to perform public health services and especially to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community

Examples of visiting nurse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many states also have programs such as visiting nurse services to support postpartum women. Elaine Welteroth, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2023 As a result, the hospital may discharge patients to an inpatient rehab facility or home with a visiting nurse service or other home health support. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 24 Mar. 2023 For now, Judy is taking care of him in her Springfield home, with a hospital bed set up in her living room and ample help from visiting nurses and therapists. Kay Lazar, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Mar. 2023 Hypersomniacs, in contrast, resort to extraordinary means to clear the fog: multiple alarm clocks, some outfitted with sonic booms; phantasmagorical flying or crawling contraptions designed to coax their woozy owners into moving; or even physical harassment from a roommate or a visiting nurse. David Rye, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2014 His bowel obstruction magically disappeared, and the visiting nurse came right over and removed the nasal tube. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2022 Seamon said the hospital has physical therapists that visit patients in their homes, as well as a visiting nurse program based out of Douglas that allows nurses from the Douglas rural health clinic to also visit patients in their homes. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2022 Kai was acting out these maneuvers when he was interrupted by a visiting nurse bearing bags of yellow fluid, some kind of vitamin I.V. drip. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 According to the arrest warrant affidavit, a visiting nurse called the state Department of Children and Families after seeing the baby with a swollen and black and blue eye. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of visiting nurse was in 1918

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“Visiting nurse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visiting%20nurse. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

visiting nurse

noun
: a nurse employed (as by a hospital or social-service agency) to perform public health services and especially to visit and provide care for sick persons in a community

called also public health nurse

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