In the hospital At home Kids and families can help with medication safety in the hospital in a few ways. First, know the medications you are taking, when you should take them, the dose, and what the medication is for. Kids can be medication checkers and serve as a double-checker in the safety process. ItContinue reading “Medication Safety”
Even during a short hospital stay, kids may feel unsteady on their feet because of inactivity or the medicines they are taking. Talk to the hospital staff about your child’s risk for falls, and find out how they decide what precautions to take. Some hospitals provide grippy socks or a special wristband for patients whoContinue reading “Avoiding Falls”
Hospitals are where we go to get well, which also means there are lots of germs and the potential for infection. Hospitals do their best to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections, infections you can pick up in a hospital.Some common types of hospital infections can be prevented by washing your hands well and encouragingContinue reading “Preventing Infections”
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Power Wheelchair Safety for Kids is the first book written for children and families to understand basic power wheelchair safety.
Here’s an introduction to Central Line Safety for Kids and why it can helps kids stay healthy in the hospital.
Parents are required to take on a new role when it comes to in-home nursing, the role of a CEO guiding the team toward a mission of excellent care.
By including children in the health-promoting practices that are modeled in Central Line Safety for Kids, parents can help their children learn to self-advocate for better health outcomes.
Even the safest hospitals in the country experience safety issues from infections that are spread in the hospital.
The way many agencies are managed contributes to the poor quality of care some families receive from agencies, since the nurses are bounced from one case to the next when families are dissatisfied with the care their child is receiving.