Home Visit PPT: Definition, Purpose, Steps and Advantages

Home Visit Definition

The term “home visit” refers to meeting people’s health needs at their homes. Nursing care and health counselling are provided to patients, their families, and the general public at home.

Clinics, schools, support groups, the office, and the family home are all places where community health nurses work with families. In the natural setting, home visits provide a more accurate assessment of the family structure and behavior.

Home visits also allow for observation of the home environment and the identification of barriers to obtaining family health promotion commodities. Technical abilities, knowledge of preventive and therapeutic approaches, teaching ability, judgement, and a complete awareness of human connections are all required while providing health services in the home.

The term “home visit” refers to meeting people’s health needs at their homes. Nursing care and health counselling are provided to patients, their families, and the general public at home.

Purpose of Home Visit

  • Home visits allow for observation of the home environment and the identification of barriers to obtaining family health promotion commodities. Technical abilities, knowledge of preventive and therapeutic approaches, teaching ability, judgement, and a complete awareness of human connections are all required while providing health services in the home.
  • It is a regular feature of a community health worker’s planned visitation programme.
  • It aids in the investigation of infectious illness sources.
  • Follow up on some issues that have been identified in the health centre, school, company, or hospital.
  • To evaluate dietary and immunisation status, as well as environmental risks Individuals, families, and communities will get health education.
  • To give health education to everyone
  • To supervise and give the right guidance other health workers

Steps of Home Visit

Phase one: Before scheduling a visit, the community health nurse should gather information from clinical and other records. She must assess or observe on the initial visit and write a note.

Action phase: When the nurse arrives at the house, the interpersonal contact begins. To implement the nursing process, the nurse needs employ good communication skills. When conducting patient interviews during home visits, nurses take on a number of tasks.

During action phase the community health nurse gives nursing care, e.g. noting temperature, physical examination and dressing, etc. demonstrating and teaching, e.g. teaching insulin self-administration

Phase of completion: nurse-patient goals have been met, health has been restored, and the patient can function without assistance. The nurse keeps track of major family events and reports on the family’s difficulties. Home visit evaluation is an ongoing procedure.

Advantages of Home Visit

The nurse can notice the atmosphere in the home and in the family.

The nurse can see how the patient’s family members are caring for him or her.

It’s possible to come across new health issues.

In their own environment, family members will be more relaxed.

The family gains confidence and feels as if their fears have been dispelled.

This facilitates the use of newly acquired information and skills in the home, aiding and resolving individual and family health issues.

This assists to apply the gained knowledge and skills in the homes assisting and solving individuals and families health problems

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