Private Duty Nursing

Private Duty Nursing

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) allows nurses to work next to our therapists, ensuring children get an entire team of dedicated medical professionals. Private Duty Nursing provides care to patients where care feels best – in the home. Our registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and aides focus on providing excellent short-term and long-term clinical care to medically fragile children. We understand the daily challenges of caring for a medically fragile child and the importance of providing support for the family, which is why our experienced nurses work closely with each family to develop an environment that not only nourishes the physical and mental development of each child, but also supports the entire family. Our nursing services are available whenever you need them – on an hourly, daily or per-visit basis.

Nursing Care Includes:
  • Respiratory Care Oxygen
  • Nebulizer Treatments
  • Ventilator
  • Tracheotomy Care Special Monitoring Apnea
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Special Feeding Needs
  • Gastrostomy/Nasogastric Tubes
  • Central Line Therapies
Not sure if your child qualifies?

A child may qualify for PDN services at home or school if the child:

  • Has a tracheotomy and/or is ventilator-dependent
  • Receives continuous nutritional feeds through a G-tube or NG-tube
  • Receives intravenous nutrition
  • Is oxygen-dependent in conjunction with other medical needs
  • Has complex medical needs such as frequent seizures

What to Expect From Private Duty Nursing

Step 1

A nurse supervisor arrives at your home to perform an initial assessment and fill out the required paperwork. This includes your Plan of Care, Medication Profile, Emergency Plan, and any other information that needs to be prepared.

Step 2

Your nurse will arrive (usually within 24 hours after the initial assessment) to provide hourly care, communicate with your physician when necessary, help show you how to care for your child, and assist you with your other medical care needs.

Step 3

Your home care nurse will document care on our own point of care device. This will show you notes about the care given. We will ask you to sign off on these notes.

Step 4

A representative from the PPT office will contact you and provide you with a nursing schedule, complete with your nurses’ names and the shifts assigned.