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what are pediatric home nursing services?

Pediatric home nursing services refer to health services and specialized care given to children. A skilled nurse is appointed to look after a child’s medical needs at home for 24*7. You can also take frequent pediatric home visits depending on the needs and requirements of the child. The nurse also offers assistance at school and helps in a child’s proper growth and development. 

when do you need pediatric home nursing service?

Not every child needs pediatric home care. Below are some of the conditions when you may require a health nurse:

  • Children who have been through an injury and needs care at home
  • Premature infants need home care as they usually have health complications
  • Children with medical complications such as congenital heart defect, syndrome-related complications, or any other cardiac-related issues
  • Children who have any neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, seizures, or syndrome-related complications
  • Children who require respiratory care such as ventilators
  • Children who need feeding either via nasojejunal (NJ) tube or gastrostomy button

Some other health conditions where you can take the services of a pediatric home nurse include: 

  • Genetic disorders
  • Orthopedic disorders
  • Blood disorders
  • Chronic diseases
  • Pediatric oncology 
  • Infectious diseases
  • Physically-disabled children
  • Asthma care
  • Traumatic brain injury care

what can you expect from a pediatric home nurse?

A pediatric home health nurse offers one-to-one care to the child and ensures that the child is safe and secure. Some other major things you can expect from home care for children are as follows: 

  • Assessing the child’s health and making a diet plan
  • Caring for the wounds or and other injuries
  • Detecting the signs and symptoms and informing the doctors about the child’s progress in health
  • Assisting in pain management 
  • Ensuring that the child takes medicine on time and follows the prescribed treatment plan
  • Helping in day-to-day care like eating, bathing, sleeping, and so on
  • Educating the family about the child’s health condition
  • Taking care of the injections and administering IV therapy
  • Accompanying child to the school and other public places

things to keep in mind 

In case you are planning to avail a pediatric home health nurse, here are some crucial things you must keep in mind to make sure you hire the right one: 

  • In case you plan to take an interview, keep a list of questions in handy. 
  • Always check the qualifications and experience of the nurse. You can also consult your doctors and ask for recommendations. 
  • Once you hire a nurse, introduce your child to the nurse, and let him/her understand the care plan and medical requirements. 
  • To avoid any issues, explain all the likes and dislikes of your child or even family to the nurse.
  • Always keep a list of emergency numbers ready for the nurse. 

It is quite understandable that there is nothing more precious than your child’s well being and health. Thus, always take time and look for a highly qualified, experienced, and caring nurse. 

how portea helps?

Here at Portea, we help you choose the best pediatric home care with our comprehensive team of male and female nurses. All you need to do is just give us a call and you can get pediatric home visits at affordable prices in no time. 

Our nurses are highly trained and compassionate towards the children. Not just this, they also make sure to emotionally bond with the family and educate them about their child’s condition.

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Mr. Raj Shekhar

Age 32, Chennai

My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.

Portea has started home infusion of cerezyme 0.8 (cerezyme replacement therapy) of gaucher disease. From past 5years. I have been undergoing ERT at Delhi hospital. But now with the help of Sanofi Genzyme, Portea done our first home infusion of cerezyme. The team which visited our home (Raghvendra sir and pramod) in this thought condition COVID and rainy weather on time and attended us were highly professional. From the very first step till the and of therapy they did everything very well. They took every percuations, share every details with as regarding home infusion of cerezyme , used every necessary equipment (infusion pump) for therapy, monitored us thoroughly. This new intiative for ERT is very nice and impressive. Thank you Raghvendra sir Thanks to portea and Sanofi for this arrangement.

We would like to put on record that we found the services of Nurse Jeesha and Nurse Sridevi to be excellent. They were competent, dedicated and compassionate Nurses who were able to establish a good rapport with the patient and the family caregivers. Your Nursing Supervisor Anthony Michael responded promptly and effectively to our communications. We would be happy to recommend the services of Portea.