visiting nurse


Definition of visiting nurse

: 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 That might include things like having a visiting nurse come to the home, oxygen in the home, and physical therapy. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "What goes into the decision to discharge a president with Covid-19?," 5 Oct. 2020 After her son's birth, Paulson received help from a new support team including Rock County home visiting nurse and staff with Head Start, the Birth to 3 Program and the Children's Long Term Support Program. Hillary Gavan, Star Tribune, "Mom with schizoaffective disorder works to end stigma," 8 Aug. 2020 Phyllis, who worked as a visiting nurse for Inova Home Health in Fairfax County, was also the resident caretaker of their neighborhood. Washington Post, "She was a nurse and flight attendant. He was a soldier. For 69 years, their love spanned the globe.," 26 June 2020 During typical elections, poll workers known as special voting deputies visit nursing homes to distribute absentee ballots. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elections Commission allows clerks to relocate polling places to prevent coronavirus spread," 12 Mar. 2020 With the help of visiting nurses and caregivers, my dad lived in his home for eight more years. Aimee Gindin, STAT, "A daughter’s plea: Doctors must stop shirking palliative care," 12 Feb. 2020 Her job as a visiting nurse takes her to some of the crummiest buildings in Greater Boston. Sean P. Murphy,, "Apartment management won’t return security deposit? That’s just one problem at this Revere complex," 11 June 2018 Sometimes babies can go home before they are weaned completely and a visiting nurse or family member without a history of substance abuse would administer the final doses of methadone. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "The tiniest addicts: How U.P. babies became part of opioid epidemic," 2 May 2018 The visiting nurse had been talking about a different set of goals, such as a group home and a simple job. Dr. Daniela Lamas, miamiherald, "Critical-care doctor writes of families’ health choices and realities | Miami Herald," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of visiting nurse

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of visiting nurse was in 1918

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“Visiting nurse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of visiting nurse

: 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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