Welcome to the Communities of Care blog. Since 1999, we have been providing home care nurses for medically complex children and adults who live in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. Many of our clients need home care nursing for conditions like ventilator dependence, tracheotomies, seizure disorders, respiratory disorders, genetic syndromes, heart conditions, neurological conditions, and...Read more
A Guide to Different Lung Sounds
Our nurses often have to monitor our patients' breathing and lung sounds, to ensure that they are clear and healthy. This helpful guide from EMTPrep plays a variety of lung sounds and displays their common names. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRtAqeEGq2Q[/embed] Another helpful guide to lung sounds from Healthline explains the causes of these different types of lung...Read more
Happy National Nurses Week 2023!
This week, we want to honor National Nurses Week, May 6-12! National Nurses Day was established in 1982, first by the American Nursing Association and then by President Reagan. The day was expanded into a week in 1991. In 1996, May 6 was declared National RN Recognition Day and May 8 became National Student Nurses Day...Read more
Living Our Values: Client-Centered Care
What Makes a COC Nurse?
Communities of Care holds a comprehensive home care nursing license, and we employ only RNs and LPNs. Other agencies also staff unlicensed personnel such as CNAs and PCAs, but we have found our niche in...Read more