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 tracheobronchitis live life to the fullest – at home.
A physician may determine that a child needs additional respiratory treatments or antibiotic treatment given in a manner that requires intravenous access. PHS respiratory therapists provide education and ongoing support on breathing related issues and special respiratory equipment that a child may need to heal at home.
Should intravenous medications be required, PHS infusion nurses provide education [TBD] about the medication and administer the medication.
PHS infusion and home care nurses also provide assessment of the child’s status and communicate with the patient’s physician.
The PHS medical director attends team care rounds and presents medical updates and new treatment modalities in caring for patients with tracheobronchitis.
PHS provides 24/7 on-call assistance to families receiving our service.
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Tracheobronchitis is inflammation affecting the lower respiratory tract: the trachea or windpipe and the bronchi. It is usually a viral or bacterial infection, although sometimes chemical, physical, or allergic antigens can be responsible for the inflammation. Tracheobronchitis usually starts with a dry, non-productive cough, but may lead to coughing up phlegm. The inflammation also may develop into a significant bacterial infectious bronchitis, and in these cases, the phlegm will be purulent and may be tinged with blood. A fever may or may not be present, and shortness of breath may or may be present.
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