Home Visits

Patient Care

Our western trained nurses work together with ABC physicians to support patients and their families through the healing process.

Our nurses do home visits to care for patients with a variety of health problems.

Our priority is patients with chronic problems, limited mobility, post-operative, post-natal or in need of palliative care.

Services

  • Blood pressure and blood sugar checks
  • Wound care
  • Prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers
  • Blood collection for analysis
  • Urinary catheterizations
  • Enemas
  • Care for naso-gastric tubes
  • Post-op care and suture removal
  • Post-natal visits
  • Palliative care for patients nearing the end of life

We also offer counsel for diabetes, high blood pressure, healthy diets, family planning, medication schedules, etc.

 

Contact: 069-60-16-201 (Monday - Friday 8:30-17:00)

 

Health Education

Community Education

Our community nurses offer a collection of practical health education topics for various groups.

The trainings are at the invitation of local schools, organizations, churches and community centers to train groups of women, school-aged children, expecting mothers, etc.

 

Topics Offered

Community nurses offer education sessions on topics such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Healthy diet
  • Smoking, alcohol and drug prevention
  • Prenatal classes
  • Hand-washing and teeth care
  • First aid basics

 

First Aid and CPR

Training

We offer practical training for Basic First Aid and CPR in Albanian and in English. These trainings are adapted to the work environment or setting where it is taught.

The training includes instruction on “standard precautions”, discussion and hands-on practice based on up-to-date studies and information. 

Topics covered:

  • Choking
  • Fainting
  • Burns
  • Convulsions
  • Nose bleeds
  • Wound care
  • Broken bones
  • Eye injuries
  • Head and neck trauma
  • CPR with practice on manikins

 

Community Health Staff

Jen Bitterman RN, BSN

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College, New York, USA (1999)
  • Arrived in Albania in 2001 after several years experience as a hospital medical surgical nurse
  • Over 10 years of experience as a community health nurse

Flutura Markaj

  • Nursing degree from the “E Ҫabej’’ University, Gjirokastër, 2005
  • Has worked for over 10 years in primary care, maternity and community health. Also has experience in health education for a variety of age-groups.

Msc. Sajmira Adëraj

  • Nursing degree from “I. Qemali” Techological University Vlorë; 2001
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing Research from the Faculty of Public Health (2013)
  • Has work experience in OB, pediatrics and ICU

Alida Dimçe

  • Community Health Nurse
  • Over 18 years of experience as a nurse
  • Graduaded from the "Medical Sciences Faculty in Tirana in 1998
  • Experienced in pediatric and geriatric care, care for special needs children and community health.