A day in the life of a Community Nurse

A day in the life of a community nurse
Published on Wednesday 2 August 2023

First Community’s Community Nursing Service is led by specialist practitioners who head up the team of community nurses and health care assistants working with patients and their families with acute, complex and end of life needs to maximise their health and wellbeing.
The team provides a wide range of services to housebound patients, including:

  • Catheter and continence care
  • Intravenous antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy disconnection
  • Wound care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medication management including diabetes management
  • Wound care including pressure ulcer prevention advice and equipment provision
  • Leg ulcer management
  • End of Life care, ensuring patients can remain in their own home if this is their choice.  This might involve ensuring the patient has the right drugs, so they are free of pain, that their last months, weeks, or days are as comfortable as possible and that the family are supported before, during and after a loved one’s death.

A new video has been produced to show a day in the life of a Community Nurse. Watch the video below to hear from Hayley Thrumble, District Nurse to learn more about the fantastic Community Nursing Service and see what a typical day looks like.

You can find out more about the service here: https://www.firstcommunityhealthcare.co.uk/what-we-do/community-and-outpatient-services/community-nursing

If you’re looking to develop your career as a Community Nurse, there are lots of opportunities available. Find out more and apply here: https://www.firstcommunityhealthcare.co.uk/work-us/vacancies