We have developed our programs to provide a broad spectrum of care for all of our patient's needs. Whether your child needs in home nursing, respiratory care, a specialized formula, or all of those things, we strive to provide the best possible care for your loved one.
Pediatric Special Care offers a unique "one-stop shopping" service to children with special health care needs. Along with our nursing services we also provide home medical equipment, respiratory services, hospital supplies, and nutritional products for children with a variety of feeding challenges. We customize our services to fit our patients.
Some of our most common products and programs are listed below and we're happy to assist with special orders. If what you are looking for isn't here, please give us a call.
Home Ventilator Program
|The candidate for home ventilation will generally be a chronically ventilator-dependent infant or child who has "outgrown" the need for hospitalization. The discharge from hospital to home is a multi-stage procedure. It takes the collaborative efforts of all those involved in the discharge procedure: the Pediatric Special Care team, the hospital team and the patient's family and/or other caregivers. Our Home Ventilator Program includes physical assessment, psychosocial assessment, home environment assessment, preventative maintenance on all equipment, education by Pediatric Special Care, arrangements with neighborhood services, availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and home follow-up visits by our professional staff.|
Apnea Monitoring Program
|Premature and low birth weight infants, and
infants with other disease states may be required by their physician
to be continuously monitored at home. The Apnea Monitor is a device
that monitors the absence of spontaneous respiration and alerts the
caregiver when such a life-threatening episode occurs. New, state of
the art technology enables Pediatric Special Care to use
computerized memory monitors. Our Apnea Monitoring Education Program
includes caregiver instructions by credentialed therapists covering
such areas as monitor operation and application, troubleshooting,
and techniques of infant CPR. Other Apnea Monitoring services
provided are: patient assessment, downloading events from the
monitor, delivery of supplies, scheduled monthly visits and a
support system available 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
Enteral Feeding Program
|Enteral feeding is a method of nutritional intake particularly for infants and children who cannot take food orally. Enteral feeding will supply the child with essential nutrients to promote healing and good health. Tube feeding provides a way to meet nutritional needs at home. Pediatric Special Care will provide equipment (feeding pump, IV pole), feeding supplements and supplies. We also instruct the caregivers in administering a tube feeding, caring for the tube feeding site, and managing problems of the tube feeding site. Our staff conducts monthly home follow-up visits and when needed, we're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.|
Home Phototherapy Program
Phototherapy (treatment with light) is the safest, most widely used treatment for jaundice in newborns. The treatment uses special therapeutic light that speeds up the removal of bilirubin (a waste product in the breakdown of red blood cells) from the body.
The three major benefits of phototherapy are:
1. Parent-infant bonding, related to decreased hospital admissions
2. Convenience, especially to nursing mothers
3. Cost savings.
Working together, Pediatric Special Care will be able to provide sufficient education to enable the caregivers to effectively and safely care for both the infant and the equipment needed for in home phototherapy. We provide 24 hours a day, seven days a week availability.