Congenital Abnormalities

Emily M.

PHS Home Care for Patients With Congenital Abnormalities

Pediatric home care is what we do. For more than two decades, PHS has provided compassionate, comprehensive, specialized, high quality in-home care to pediatric patients, no matter what their medical challenges.

A multidisciplinary PHS team collaborates to do everything possible to help our patients with congenital abnormalities live life to the fullest – at home.

  • A PHS team collaborates with the patient’s hospital and provider.
  • PHS provides 24/7 on-call assistance to families receiving our service.
  • If respiratory support is needed, PHS respiratory therapists educate and support patients, families and caregivers on home monitoring equipment, oxygen therapy and ventilator therapy and any other necessary equipment and supplies.
  • If intravenous hydration, nutrition, or medication is ordered for home, PHS pharmacists, infusion nurses, and dietitians support the child’s needs.
  • The PHS medical director attends team care rounds and presents medical updates and new treatment modalities in caring for patients with congenital abnormalities.
  • clinical social worker provides support in locating additional information, programs, services and community resources specific to the diagnosis.

Meet PHS Patient Emily M

About Congenital Abnormalities

Congenital abnormalities are conditions that are present at birth and may include any of the body’s systems. There are many types and variations of congenital abnormalities. Some congenital abnormalities, such as having extra toes or fingers, can be diagnosed more easily than others. Conditions that affect the heart, brain, or internal organs may require special diagnostic testing and evaluation. Some conditions can be corrected with surgery. Others may be life-long and require ongoing support and therapy. The cause of a congenital abnormality is often unknown. A genetic consult can be helpful in gaining understanding into a new diagnosis.

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