What pediatric nursing care is provided?

 
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Nursing Care Provided by experienced RN’s

The following are examples of the types of nursing care provided at Harmony Children's Village. 

  • Tube feedings: breastmilk and/or formula via G-tubes (gastric tubes inserted by a surgeon) and NG tubes (naso-gastric tubes that can be placed/re-placed by a nurse) using syringes and feeding pumps

  • Oral medications: Prescription and over the counter medications by mouth or via G-tubes/NG tubes

  • Oxygen delivery: via Nasal Cannula O2) and pulse oximetry monitoring

  • Inhaled medications: via nebulizer or inhaler (albuterol etc.) and pulmonary procedures such as an Airway Clearance Vest for children with Cystic Fibrosis

  • Injection medications: For example insulin sub-cutaneous (sub-q) injections for diabetic children

  • Skin and wound care: dressing changes for ostomy/ colostomy bags, and partial/ full body bandage changes for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

  • Additional support: exercises that have been prescribed by a Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist

  • Other procedures as prescribed by a physician

*Please note that all nursing care provided must be prescribed by a physician's written orders and consent for treatments must be signed by the parents and all the applicable doctors involved in the care plan.

 

Conditions Accommodated

Harmony Children's Village welcomes children with many different medical conditions. Here are some diagnosis examples: 

  • Developmental Delay due to premature birth

  • Feeding difficulties/ G-tubes, NG tubes, GERD

  • Cleft lip/palate and post-op feeding difficulties

  • Hirschsprung's Disease/ ostomy and colostomy bag care

  • Pulmonary Hypertension, Apnea of prematurity, other respiratory conditions

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

  • Asthma and/or Severe allergy management

  • Type I Diabetes (aka Juvenile Diabetes/ insulin dependent)

  • Downs Syndrome

  • Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Sensory Disorders, and Neurological disorders

  • Epilepsy/ seizures

  • Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Anemia and other blood disorders

  • Immune deficiency

  • Children receiving ongoing treatments for acute and chronic conditions such as Aplastic Anemia, Leukemia etc.

  • Children with central line access such as Ports, PICC lines and CVL's will be considered on a case-by-case basis