Specialized Pediatric Home Care
Thanks to technological advances, pediatric home health care has become a good alternative to remaining in a health care facility. Children and their families prefer to receive care in the comfort of their own homes and today they can get the support they need.
Pediatric home care brings special rewards and challenges. Each Interim HealthCare professional has extensive experience in the special challenges and rewards associated with pediatric home care. We've been providing expert care to medically fragile children at home for more than a quarter of a century. And our focus remains the same - to give the patient the best care possible using a family centered approach.
Pediatric Home Care for Medically Fragile Children
Interim HealthCare of Smyrna's highly qualified personnel include professionals skilled in specialty programs such as:
- Early maternal - infant discharge
- Weight checks and health monitoring
- Infant bilirubin treatment
- Infusion therapy - IV nursing
- Premature infant discharge
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Technology-dependent - ventilators, bi-pap, c-pap, trachs, apnea monitors
- Physically disabled children
Interim HealthCare of Smyrna nurses offer a wide variety of services for all aspects of treatment and support, from highly skilled nursing care to very specialized personal care for children with disabilities to light housekeeping and meal preparation. There is also respite care to provide much-needed breaks for parents and family caregivers.
Credentialing Services and Litigation Support
Our Pediatric care is one of two specialized credentialing programs, and gives our nurses the opportunity to develop professionally as well as provide higher quality care to their patients. In addition to enhancing nursing skills, the credentialing programs help reassure doctors, patients, and family members as well as clinicians who are transferring their patients at shift change.
Pediatric credentialing consists of:
- basic care of sick children or newborns
- tracheostomy care
- ventilator care
- IV medication
- nutrition and insertion of peripheral lines
For each care level, nurses must read a study guide that covers key procedures and information. Nurses complete a written exam on the material covered in the guides, such as calculating medication doses for children. The exam, which takes about 30-40 minutes, includes several questions to challenge nurses' critical-thinking skills. In addition to passing the written test, nurses must demonstrate their ability to perform specific skills for each level of care. Upon successfully completing Interim HealthCare's written exam and demonstrating the necessary skills, nurses are presented with a different color pin for each level of achievement as well as a letter of commendation from the Interim HealthCare National Service Center.
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