Member Blog

  • Vent Circuit Change Frequency #PedComplexCare

    I was wondering how often your facilities change their ventilator circuits. What are the differences in frequency based on Invasive vs non-invasive, patients that are on their vents 24/7 vs only at night, and heated vs non-heated? Thank you all in...
  • Tracheostomy Holders #PedComplexCare

    We have many tracheostomies in our facility and we primarily use standard velcro trach ties to secure them. I’m wondering if anyone has experience using metal trach chains as a trach tie device. I see that they’re used in the home...
  • Possibility of Parent Connection #PedComplexCare

    As we continue to join forces within the Pediatric Complex Care Association to address our challenges, including our young adult placements when they age out of our facilities, do we want to consider helping our families connect within our states and...
  • Efforts for change in Post Pediatric Care #PedComplexCar

    Youngstown has been meeting KY legislators one to one for over a year and on Monday met with personnel from the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services to alert, bring awareness and find answers to the plight of medically fragile...
  • Stair evacuation #PedComplexCare

    Some of us are working on Disaster planning guidelines for Peds LTC. Question came up about stair evacuation and what devices people have other than standard sleds I have seen some “sophisticated” evacuation chairs online by Stryker and Evac Chair Do...
  • Oximetry Monitoring #PedComplexCare

    Hello! Do any of you use a remote oximetry monitoring system? We use in room oximeters but are considering a system which would allow alerts to be sent to a pager/phone. Thanks for your help! Sally Cochrane, MS, RN Chief Operating...
  • Collecting & Reporting Data #PedComplexCare

    With solid results from our 2015 benchmark pilot study, PCCA is looking to increase our ability collecting from and reporting back this data to you. If your organization has expertise in software solutions or outsourced services you utilize, we would welcome...
  • Washer/Dryer #PedComplexCare

    We are looking to update our washer and dryers in our LTC center, as we have had problems with our most recent purchase. We are looking for some helpful information from others to help us in our search. 1. Type of...
  • OBGYN Care #PedComplexCare

    We have some young woman in our center that currently take birth control pills, prescribed by their PCP for dysmenorrhea. Many of our girls are well managed this way, but some continue to struggle. I am wondering how you handle OBGYN...
  • Average Delivery Time for Complex Wheelchairs #PedComple

    We are looking for average delivery time for complex tilt in space wheelchairs and complex power wheelchairs. What is your goal and what is average? Thank you Kim Kimberly A. Foreman, RN, MHA, CPHQ, CPPS Director, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety...