The nurses who work in a subacute care setting are highly trained and have the ability to respond to medical emergencies should the need arrive. In addition, subacute nursing care often provides multidisciplinary services. Doctors and nurses work in conjunction with rehabilitation specialists including physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Medication schedules are closely monitored and any side-effects are noted and medications adjusted as needed. Pain management is a key aspect to subacute care. Other services of subacute care include IV therapy, oxygen therapies, cardiac monitoring and many more.
Subacute units and divisions in care facilities are also equipped with a wide range of specialist equipment and technology for better health monitoring. Dedicated staff make sure that patients are as comfortable as possible while they transition to a standard care setting.
Nurses also liaise with families to keep them updated on their loved one’s progress. They also make sure that the patient’s primary doctor is kept informed. Compassionate care is also important and nursing staff do their best to provide comfort and assistance.