6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Title: Principals of home health care in Saudi Arabia
Biography: Rana Abed Alhelali
The various benefits of incorporating home health care (HHC) in the health system are known worldwide. Research reveals that home health care has a role in improving the clinical outcomes of patients, that it is cost-effective, and that it is an excellent solution for the bed occupancy issue, freeing hospital beds for acute cases while ensuring quality care for stable patients with chronic health issues. In this lecture, there will be an illustration of home health care and its basic principles through definitions and demonstrating cases scenarios. There will be highlighting on HHC’s importance in any health system by evidence. A comprehensive team runs HHC in Saudi Arabia, and the nursing care is the cornerstone of these services. Here, we will know the role of each team member in HHC: family physicians, nurses and other support teams. Moreover, the services provided through HHC programs are different from country to country, but most programs are community-based, so, the experience of Madinah’s Home health care center will be discussed at the end of this presentation.