The primary job of a nurse working in a nursing home is to care for the needs of elderly patients.
Responsibilities include assisting residents with personal hygiene, having clean beds and receiving proper nutrition. However, more advanced responsibilities include monitoring vital signs, giving IV’s, administering medication and drawing blood.
Instead of just focusing on the immediate needs of residents, RGNs are responsible for overseeing each resident’s overall health and medical histories.
By taking a resident’s entire history into account, the RGN can ensure that each individual receives the best care possible.
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