Posts Tagged ‘PHS’

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…)

Partnerships Provide Unique Student Opportunities

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Receiving hands-on experience during college can be a great step in ensuring students are prepared to enter the job force after graduation. After all, lectures and books can give young professionals the knowledge to do a job well, but applying that knowledge in the field and understanding the day to day details of a profession are immeasurably important. (more…)

In the Name of Eden: Helping NICU Families

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

There is no one who understands the stresses of having a child in the NICU better than a parent who has been there – which is one of the reasons Eden’s Garden came into fruition.  September is NICU Awareness Month, and the Hedins not only know how it feels to be in the NICU for an extended period of time, but made a commitment to make subsequent families’ stay there easier. (more…)

Back in Session – Preparing for Success at School

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Pencils and backpacks are lining the stores, which means one thing – a new school year is just around the corner. But once the supplies are purchased, what else can you do to get your child ready for school? We asked our clinical social worker, Monica Handlos, to share some things to remember before the bell rings.

What else tops your list for back to school prep? Maybe it’s an annual tradition to visit the State Fair, go clothes shopping, or pack bags before the year begins. Share your keys to success for a great year in the comments! (more…)