Medication preparation and administration
Administering the prescribed medication at the correct time(morning/noon/evening) and in the correct dosages can be somewhat overwhelming for patients. Our nurses take away those worries by preparing and administering your medication according to your individual needs be it on daily or weekly basis.
Administering injections and IV’s
Whatever treatment or vaccinations you have been prescribed, our nurses will administer all your injections (subcutaneous or intramuscular), set up and monitor your IV lines.
PCR and Antigen testing
Home Nurse works with several reputable testing labs along the costa de Sol. Our nurses provide PCR testing/Antigen testing in the comfort of your home. Call us for an appointment.
The doctor prescribes the blood test and our nurses perform the blood draw in the comfort of your own home. No trip to the doctor needed.
Diabetics (either newly diagnosed or chronical) often struggle with their treatment plan. It can be difficult for patients to interpret the blood sugar values and to administer the correct insulin dosage. Our nurses help you to manage your sugar levels on a daily or weekly basis.
We monitor blood pressure, pulse, weight, saturation levels, glucose and any parameters required by the patient's doctor.
Following any minor or major surgery, our nurses provides post-operative care in the comfort of your home. We oversee your pain management, wound care and help you regain control over your personal and professional aspects of life
Wound care involves every stage of wound management which includes diagnosing wound type, considering factors that affect wound healing, and the proper treatments for wound management. Our nurses are experienced in all types of wounds both open and closed: Abrasions, lacerations, punctures, avulsions and the like.
Anti-decubitus (bedsores) protocol
Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or friction on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone. They can develop over hours or days. That’s why it’s so important to diagnose them as soon as possible and treat them adequately.
Ostomy care is very different from one patient to another and depends on the type of stoma, the stoma material used and the condition of your skin. Our nurses are experienced with all types of Ostomy, (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy). We assist you with the practical care of the stoma and the physical and mental influence it has on your daily life - showering or bathing, clothing, food, work, sports, personal life and intimacy
It is very stressful to see a loved one being affected by a terminal illness. We endeavour to make our patients as comfortable as possible, so they can enjoy the last moments with their family and loved ones. We cover all aspects of palliative care including personal care, pain management for neurological and physical symptoms, administering/coordinating medication with the doctor and supporting the family during these difficult times
Pain Assessment and Management
Whether acute or chronic, pain can have a negative effect on your well-being, relationship, work, family or friends. It can determine your quality of life. Our nurses are a crucial part of the patient’s interdisciplinary team and assist in assessing and treating all sorts of pain
Personal hygiene care
Good personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of the body clean and healthy. It is important for maintaining both physical and mental health. Poor hygiene can result in various health disorders ranging from rash, skin, or urinary tract infections to intestinal and stomach problems. We respect your daily hygiene routines and plan your care accordingly.
Tube feed and care
Tube feed is a liquid form of nourishment that's delivered to your body through a flexible tube via the nose or through the abdominal wall. It contains all the nutrients that the body needs every day such as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fibres, vitamins and minerals. Our nurses help with the nasal/abdominal tube care, your hygiene, and the intake of oral medicines. We also teach you and your family how to handle the pump, food and medication, so that you can regain your independence
Suprapubic tube care and replacement
A suprapubic catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted into the bladder through an incision through the abdominal wall. Because it is an opening port to the bladder that must be sterile, it is important to take good care of it. Our nurses have experience taking care of such catheters, as well as replacing them.
Port-a-Cath: Care and flushing
A port catheter or port-a-cath is an implantable device that allows doctors to easily access large, deep veins in the human body. Our home nurses administer your medication through this port, or flush the PAC when it is not in use for a long time.
Applying compression stockings and bandages
By exerting pressure on the leg from the outside with a compression stocking or bandage, the valves close better, your blood circulation is stimulated and the drainage of blood and lymphatic fluid improves. If you have wounds on the lower legs, it may also be necessary to wear temporary bandages to optimize the wound healing. Our nurses will help you, in consultation with the doctor, to choose the right bandages and put them on.
Adapting your home
The Home Nurse team help reduce the risk of the many dangers caused by limited mobility by advising on a few simple adjustments to your home. Mobility aids and accessories (ie safety handles in bathrooms, toilets) reduce risk of falling and assist in those difficult spaces. Clearing areas of obstacles like rugs, cables, shoes or other items reduces risk of injury and falls. Re-arranging of furniture and bedding often make it easier for patients to support themselves and keep balance within the home
Mobility assessment and material supply
We help you choose the right equipment to keep you mobile. Exercise and stable mobility have positive benefits for mental and physical wellbeing. Instability and lack of confidence can hinder your daily mobility and exercise. In such cases, a walker, Zimmer-frame or cane might come in handy to give you that little bit of confidence you lack. Home Nurse provides a range of mobility devices for patients. Staying mobile is so important for your self-reliance and wellbeing!
In and out bed transfers/lifting solutions
We assist our bedridden patients in moving from bed to chair/wheelchair/bath/shower and vice versa using techniques that avoid injury to the patient as well as to the person performing the lift. Our nurses also advise on the correct equipment to be used and teach family members/carers on safe and effective lifting techniques and practices.
Incontinence can have a major impact on your life and can cause unnecessary stress and even depression. Our nurses help you find an adequate solution to your type and frequency of incontinence.
Applying eye drops
Some people cannot apply their eye drops themselves. After eye surgery, it is often very important to do this correctly, for optimal results. Our home nurses will apply eye drops according to the prescribed therapy.