The nurse practitioner serves as the medical provider while the patient is transitioning from hospital to home and back to primary care services. The nurse practitioner makes a house call within 72 hours of hospital discharge. During this initial visit, the nurse practitioner performs a complete physical assessment, reconciles and adjusts medications if needed, and initiates a personal health record with the patient. In an effort to manage the patient’s medical issue in the outpatient setting, the nurse practitioner provides ongoing medical support and education while communicating with the patient’s primary care provider.
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