Skilled nursing (SN) visits are intermittent visits by a nurse to provide caregiver education and training and/or to perform a skilled nursing procedure.  SN visits are for children who require some medical assistance at home, but do not require continuous care by a nurse.  SN visits are approved by a physician and the child’s insurance company and are performed by a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) under the supervision of an RN.  SN visits are usually conducted in the child’s home or the home of a family member or friend.

Examples of SN visits include, but are not limited to:

  • IV Medication or Hydration
  • Specialized Injections (Intramuscular, IV, etc.)
  • Catheter Insertion and Changes
  • Wound Care and Wound Vacuum Therapy
  • Asthma Education
  • Weight Checks with Growth Monitoring
  • Lab Draws
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Gastrostomy Training Including Feeding Regimen
  • PICC Line Care
  • Home Safety Plans
  • Education on Disease Process