What is Home Infusion Therapy?
Going home with a medically-fragile child causes a flood of emotions for families. Parents are excited to bring their child home, but are often scared to leave the comfort of the hospital equipment and staff, nervous about the cares they are going to take on once they get home and unsure as to what the process of going home entails. The good news in all of this is that you are not alone. PHS is here to help you every step of the way. We will be there helping you overcome fears, building confidence and teaching skills to make you the best caregiver for your little one. We want to see your child and your family thrive at home.
The video below was created to help families being sent home with a child who has a central line or peripheral IV with PHS Infusion Therapy. We want families to feel comfortable with the process of discharge and a what a typical nursing visit will include. PHS nurse Janelle Wilkens, RN, BSN, introduces the basics of home infusion and the steps PHS takes to ensure you and your child are safe, comfortable and healthy at home.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, never hesitate to contact PHS. We have clinicians available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help. We look forward to helping your child thrive at home!Originally published: June 29, 2012