Advancing Home Care Nursing Around the World

American Home Health Nurses Needed

Participate in a research study about home health nurses’ assessment and care planning processes. Participation will take about 1 hour of your time. For more information, see the flyer.

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Access nurse and patient education resources about general skin care for older patients. An algorithm nurses can use to make skin care decisions and low-literacy patient education resources are highlighted.

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The International Guidelines for Home Healthcare Nursing, which encourage professionalism and excellence in home healthcare nursing, were published in 2017. Developed by an international panel of home healthcare nurses, the Guidelines can be accessed and downloaded.

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Collaborate with other home care nurses by joining one of our committees – Education, Research, Outreach, Communications or Fund-Raising. Or support the IHCNO by making a donation or by joining the Amazon Smile program.

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International Home Care Nurses Organization

Our vision is to establish a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence in providing optimal health and well-being to patients living in their homes.

The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) seeks to advance home care nursing around the world by providing a platform where nurses can support and learn from one another. We define “home care nurses” as nurses who provide care to patients in their homes. Home care nursing’s patients include those with acute or chronic health problems, no matter how young or old. Patients include those receiving hospital-at-home, skilled, private duty and palliative services, and many other types of care provided in the patient’s home. We recognize that home care nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice and we seek to support nurses in home healthcare clinical practice, education and research.

Join our Home Care Nurse Network

We are a dynamic and committed network of home care nurses. There are no membership dues to join us. We do not share your name or personal contact information with any other organization. Joining means receiving our email updates and participating in our network as desired.

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Promoting Skin Care for Older Adults is available on the Home Healthcare Now website.

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Attention American Nurses! Support the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act using the American Nurses Association’s website.

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The Communications Committee is in need of a volunteer to help keep this website up-to-date from a content perspective. (We already have a service that implements website changes.) Would you like to help us?

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