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IM Medications / IV Therapy

› Administer IM injections
› Teach administration when appropriate
› Supervise administration

Diabetic Teaching

› Signs and symptoms of hyper/hypoglycemia
› Skin and foot care
› Insulin injection technique
› Diet teaching

Eye Care (Post Cataracts)

› Sterile dressing
› Assess interactions of drops & medications with an additional skilled need

Vital Signs

› Assess BP readings, apical/radial pulse quality and rate, respiratory rate and temperature. If patient is stable, vital signs alone are not skilled care.

Lab Work

› Only in conjunction with an additional skilled need. Venipuncture to determine blood levels but not necessarily limited to:

› Protime
› Blood glucose
› Blood specimen
› Chemistry profile
› Drug Levels
          › Dioxin
          › Theophylline
          › Dilantin
          › Vancomycin

Other Specialized Services Provided

› Physical Therapy (PT)
› Speech Language
› Pathology (SLP)
› Occupational Therapy (OT)
› Medical Social Workers (MSW)
› Home Health Aides (HHA)
› Pathologist/ST
› Assessment/Evaluation of Appropriate DMEs

The patient must be post hospitalization or referred for home health from the physician’s office. If there are any questions concerning a particular patient, please feel free to contact us.


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