Entry from US English dictionary
A nurse who visits and treats patients in their homes, operating as part of a social service agency.
- Communities should establish heat shelters, and visiting nurses should encourage vulnerable patients to take refuge in them during dangerously warm periods.
- People with chronic disorders of all ages (immunosuppression or diabetes) and their close contacts (healthcare workers, visiting nurses, home helps) need to be vaccinated yearly.
- Consultation with a visiting nurse, or a visit from a physical or occupational therapist may be very helpful for any mid-stage Huntington's disease patient being cared for in the home.
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Syllabification: vis·it·ing nurse
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