Barbara Boateng, RN, Central Maryland
One of MedStar VNA’s nurses in the Central Maryland region, Barbara Boateng has worked with the organization for four years. Her daily activities involve visiting patient homes and assessing their vitals and medications as well as conversing with them about their conditions. As appropriate, Barbara educates her patients on proper wound care and signs of infection as well as healthy diets and how to maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
“My favorite part about my job is assessing patient needs. Sometimes, patients don’t know where to turn when recovering from a surgery, illness, or disease; I love being able to meet their needs and keep them out of the hospital. I also really like the teaching element that comes with my position. You can really talk to people and make an impact on their lives, and, by educating them, you can help patients stay healthy and keep ahead of their ailments.”