(SN) The performance of procedures or activities requiring the skill of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. These activities may include assessment, education, and administration of medications and treatments. Medicare reimbursable, skilled nursing services include skilled observation, skilled "hands on" intervention, skilled teaching, and management and evaluation of the patient care plan.
A level of care for patients who need intensive, 24-hour nursing supervision. This can take place in the home or in skilled nursing facilities, which offer services such as rehabilitation and specialized nutrition.