visiting nurse

noun

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 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 Police and medics were called there last week by a visiting nurse who said two staff members had overdosed. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Mata needed several days of infusions and was able to get that care at home from a visiting nurse who also connected her with a doctor every morning. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Sep. 2021 Inspectors found the nursing home waited eight hours to send a lethargic COVID-positive resident with low oxygen levels to the hospital, despite a visiting nurse practitioner’s order. jsonline.com, 9 Apr. 2021 That might include things like having a visiting nurse come to the home, oxygen in the home, and physical therapy. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 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, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of visiting nurse

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Visiting nurse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visiting%20nurse. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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visiting nurse

noun

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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