Posts Tagged ‘PHS’

Parents Helping Parents: Resources & Support Groups

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Families who have children with medical complexities have access to support groups and other individuals who understand the road they’re on – but if families don’t know about these outstanding resources available to them, they can be left feeling isolated and under supported. By sharing the groups they’ve found along the way, a family’s road becomes a little smoother, more populated, and most importantly – supported.

To share the support groups & resources they’ve found along the way, we asked our followers on Facebook to share their favorites – and what a list they pulled together. Check out the organizations below, and visit the website listed to learn more or find out how you can be involved. (more…)

How we’re responding to the Ebola concern

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Recently, there have been a number of stories in the news about elevated concerns surrounding Ebola and isolated cases of this disease affecting individuals in the United States. As our families as well aware, we are also entering the winter season, which brings an elevated concern for the flu and other viruses. We want to ensure you we are aware of these concerns, and have them top of mind when clinicians are visiting a patient’s home. (more…)

Know the Nurses: Kay Miller

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

image (8)If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to one of our home care nurse trainers, Kay Miller, RN, who has been with PHS since February 2012. Want to learn more about the home care nursing department and how we train new hires? Check out this post.

We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Kay you might not know.  (more…)

Training Creates Excellent Nurses

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

_T6K0606When a child is in the hospital, a team of health care providers is available to react in the event that something goes wrong. Similarly, if there is a medical issue in the home setting, a health care provider needs to be prepared to take control. PHS ensures any nurse working in a home is trained and ready to react – because this time, they’re running the show.

While our home care nurses have an entire team of respiratory therapists, infusion nurses, pharmacists and support staff available 24/7 with one phone call, PHS focuses on training them extensively beforehand to ensure they are completely prepared to provide care. (more…)

With a Bright Spirit, Kali Overcomes Obstacles

Monday, October 27th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen we first introduced Kali in 2010, she was a vibrant 4 year old who had gone through a lot in her short life.

Born at just 24 weeks after her mom, Janice’s, water broke earlier than expected, Kali’s lungs weren’t developing, and her who body was overcompensating. Eventually, they were given two options – go to Texas to receive a lung transplant, or take her home on hospice until she passed away.

Her family chose Texas. (more…)

A Crafty Halloween: Monster Mobile

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Feeling festive this weekend? We have quite the craft project for your family! In between sewing buttons on costumes and picking out bags for trick-or-treating, sit down with your kiddo and help them create a fun, festive, and simple craft with supplies that you just might already have at home.

You can click on the image to enlarge and print it out. Once you’ve finished, post a picture of your kiddo with their creation to our Facebook page! While you’re there, you can check out the details for our Thrilling ‘n’ Thriving Open House, happening October 30 at our office. Come dressed up in your costumes; we will be! (more…)

Insights from a PHS Pharmacist

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

October is “American Pharmacist” and “Talk About Your Medications” Month – so who better to ask about the topic than one of our PHS Pharmacists? Steve LaFond, Pharm. D., was kind enough to give helpful answers to medication questions as well as some intriguing insights into the pharmaceutical world. Our pharmacists have extensive experience in medication therapy for newborns, children, and adolescents – you can read more about our recently expanded infusion pharmacy here (more…)

Come Thrill ‘n’ Thrive With Us!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Tomorrow marks the first day of October, which has everyone at PHS thinking about the end of October – but not the 31.

What?

You read that right. The big day for our staff is October 30, when the PHS office transforms into a fairy tale book and hosts its second annual Thrilling ‘n’ Thriving Spooktacular Event for all of our patients and their families. (more…)

Parents Helping Parents: Differences in Supplies

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On the PHS Facebook page last month, we asked caregivers, “what would you tell families about differences you found most significant related to equipment, supplies and care?” Some of the best insights we noticed were related to changing the brand of a supply if a child is having an issue with their current one, so we took the topic to two of our PHS clinicians who know supplies and best practices well – a clinical dietitian and an infusion nurse. (more…)

Know the Nurses: Amanda Groh

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to one of our home care nurses and preceptors, Amanda Groh, RN, who has been with PHS since February 2013. We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Amanda you might not know. (more…)