Member Blog

  • Call Systems #PedComplexCare

    I am interested in knowing what call system you use and how satisfied you are with the system that you have. We are looking to upgrade our alarm system and nurse-call (used more as an intercom by the staff not the...
  • Warming Blankets #PedComplexCare

    The Transitional Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Richmond is working on a policy/procedure for the use of warming blankets (such as the Bair Hugger). Does anyone have anything that they’re willing to share? Fran Darlington, MHA, RN Clinical Quality Improvement...
  • Group Homes for Children & Young Adults #PedComplex

    I am interested in facilitating a panel around the joys and challenges of running a group home. I am particularly interested in smaller homes for young adults as we all think about transition options. Do you currently run a group home...
  • Organizational Structure #PedComplexCare

    We have a 37 bed Pediatric Long Term Care Unit and a 21 Bed Inpatient Rehab Unit (Total 58 beds licensed as an NF). Would anyone be willing to share their administrative organizational structure for your nursing facility? I am interested...
  • Information on Young Adult Placements #PedComplexCare

    Happy Friday Everyone! We have a wonderful family at Children’s Specialized Hospital in our Toms River, NJ location, who are currently researching aging out options for their daughter. They asked me to reach out to the Pediatric Complex Care Association for...
  • Enteral Feeding Question #PedComplexCare

    We struggled with tube feeding errors in 2015. (omissions, and incorrect patient, feeding, and route primarily) I am working on a quality improvement plan to decrease our errors in 2016. Could you share with me: 1) Your enteral feeding error rate....
  • Electric Pill Crushers #PedComplexCare

    Hello, all, some questions about pill crushers: 1. Is anyone using an electric pill crusher? 2. If so, what model/manufacturer? 3. What has been your experience with them (do they crush well, do they hold up (including batteries and chargers), how...
  • Artificial Nails #PedComplexCare

    We are working on revising our infection control policy. Many hospitals prohibit direct patient care staff from wearing artificial nails, but we have community based “homes”. Does anyone have any guidance on how they address this? Regards, Liz Sullivan, RN St....
  • Family Advisors #PedComplexCare

    Sunshine is seeking to initiate a new Family Advisory group in 2016. We are a small facility which will allow us to develop and grow this initiative over time. I am interested in seeing how other facilities utilize family members as...
  • Opportunities Available #PedComplexCare

    Thank you for taking the time to review the attached opportunities we have available at Pediatric Specialty Care. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me. Happy Holidays ! Linda Barnum PP Pediatric Management Director of Human...