Today is National Nurses Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week. We wanted to take the time to say “thank you” to our community’s nurses for the important work you do.
We have several departments and agencies whose nursing staff helps protect the health and safety of clients we serve, or the greater community. Nurse Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNS) are all included in our workforce and provide direct care where needed. Here are some of the examples of nursing services we offer to Johnson County residents:
- Registered Nurses are available for in-home, office or community site visits with new mothers and infants who live in Johnson County.
- Nurse-Family Partnership is a FREE nurse-led home visitation program that pairs first-time mothers with a nurse home visitor. The mother-to-be and her nurse meet regularly through her pregnancy, the birth of her newborn, until the child turns two.
- Skilled Registered Nurses are available to visit with senior adults one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling on senior needs.
- Nurses help provide care for people of all ages at our Department of Health clinics in Olathe and Mission. They also hold Blood Pressure Clinics at various locations throughout the county.
- A team of nurses at Johnson County Developmental Supports offers clinical services and supports necessary for the individuals they serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maintain health.
- Through the Area Agency on Aging, registered nurses provide weekly medication management as part of in-home services for seniors.
- Johnson County Mental Health nurses serve the public as part of a medical staff that provides quality psychiatric services, as well as a walk in nursing clinic in both the Olathe and Shawnee offices.
Happy National Nurses Day and Week and thank you for all you do to keep our community healthy!