The RN working in the community setting faces a number of challenges which include but are not limited to: infection control practices, patient/family privacy, families’ financial concerns, and the RN’s personal safety.

The RN working in the community setting faces a number of challenges which include but are not limited to: infection control practices, patient/family privacy, families’ financial concerns, and the RN’s personal safety.

Initial Discussion Post:
1. Identify and discuss the required skills and competencies of a RN in the community setting. Do these differ from those required in an acute care setting? Explain and support your answer.
2. The RN working in the community setting faces a number of challenges which include but are not limited to: infection control practices, patient/family privacy, families’ financial concerns, and the RN’s personal safety. Choose one (1) of the four (4) listed challenges and explain actions the RN can do to minimize its effect.