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How does the nursing structure of a nursing home facility differ from that of a general acute care hospital?
Are these differences necessary
There are differences in roles:
Kindly think in the following terms:A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant Activity of Daily Living (ADL) deficiencies. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical disabilities. Adults 18 or older can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. In the US, nursing homes are required to have a licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day, and during at least one shift each day, one of those nurses must be a Registered Nurse.
However, an acute care hospital is different. A acute care hospital is not a residence, but is a place where people require constant nursing care.
THE NURSING STRUCTURE IN A NURSING HOME
The nursing structure in a nursing home is relatively simple. Please think of the following:
There is usually a nursing station in each hallway of a nursing home for the nurses (Licensed ...