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The Home Care Clinical Observation program at J & D Ultracare provides an excellent opportunity to mentor and support future nurses who may be interested in entering the field of pediatric home care. We have paired up with Mount Saint Mary College, to offer this program in which our Clinical preceptors provide a mechanism for quality, direct observation, and close supervision for nursing students. We provide them with an optimal learning environment, and immediate feedback is available from our nursing staff. In addition, our clinical preceptors serve as excellent role models. They strive to be a significant source of professional stimulation to all future pediatric home care nurses.
The students who participate in this program work alongside a Clinical Preceptor for the purpose of observing skills that meet a patient’s specific clinical needs. This face-to-face interaction allows greater attention to detail and increased opportunity for the student’s experience.
For individuals who have already begun their nursing careers, J & D Ultracare is an excellent choice if you are interested in venturing into pediatric home care. We provide many learning opportunities including several classes, skills labs, and field based orientations. Call us today at 845-357-4500 to learn more
More and more often, people are opting for professional home care agencies to assist with the care of young patients being diagnosed with a disability or chronic medical condition. There are numerous benefits associated with in-home care for both the patient and their family, while caregivers themselves also gain many rewarding experiences.
3 Reasons to Utilize Home Care
Many people assume that having home-based nursing is more expensive than sending their child to a facility for long term care. However, this is not necessarily true. Home care is generally less expensive than its counterparts, and it allows children to remain in the comfort of their homes while receiving the clinical care required.
A home care nurse provides great companionship for your child or family member. With someone there to talk to and play with, the likelihood that a child becomes lonely, as they might if left in a facility or hospital, is diminished. The nurse can provide the companionship a child might otherwise receive through peer relationships.
Home-based nursing generally reduces stress for everyone involved. A child typically feels more at ease in their natural environment, and avoids the experience of frequent visits to unfamiliar places or growing accustomed to always seeing strangers. Home care is also often easier for the child’s family members because it allows them to share the responsibilities of the child’s well-being. With an in-home nurse, the family can enjoy more quality, uninterrupted time together.
Being able to provide CPR and other methods of first aid is a necessary and revered skill that is required in many fields, from administration to lifeguarding to, most especially, the medical field. While these first aid skills are admired and sought after, over seventy percent of Americans fail to act during a first aid crisis because they either do not know how to perform CPR, or they do not remember their training, according to the American Heart Association. As one might imagine, the ability to perform CPR in the field of pediatric care is even more important and urgent. In fact, many expecting parents undergo training in infant CPR as part of their preparation for their new child. Pediatric first aid includes, but is not limited to: knowledge and training of CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver and other abdominal thrust procedures, and AED administration, as well as familiarity with common procedures such as those pertaining to burns, external bleeding, poison, and seizures.
When dealing with medically fragile children, the need for knowledge of pediatric first aid becomes even more imperative. First, and perhaps most importantly, nearly all CPR-related incidents happen in the domestic space, the domain of a medically fragile child. While children in general are more susceptible to choking hazards, medically fragile children often face addition obstacles. Some of these children have less control over their motor skills, including chewing, swallowing, etc. Additionally, more often than not, food and drinks are being administered to the child by a third party, leaving more room for error. As with any tool, administering technology can lead to complications that may require first aid to be performed. Finally, these children may be prone to seizures and other side effects as a result of a much more serious medical condition. Therefore, it is important for all caretakers, including parents, nurses, doctors, and other important parties, to be well-versed and confident in administering pediatric first aid, including CPR.
Nurses often receive pediatric training in their nursing education. However, as part of their screening, J&D Ultracare requires all nurses to be up-to-date on their training, and will not allow a nurse or other caregiver to enter a home without proper training. Additionally, J&D Ultracare is happy to provide information to families and other caregivers on where and how to receive pediatric first aid skills. We routinely hold training sessions on CPR and other skills. For more information on CPR and other pediatric first aid training, contact our office today!